Every Patient is Different, so is Every Treatment Plan
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare brings together a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians and advanced diagnostics in one comfortable setting. We understand that every patient has different needs, circumstances and challenges, so each treatment plan should be customized. From CT scans to smoking cessation and prevention to thoracic surgery, our highly skilled physicians, staff and supportive nurse navigator provide the highest quality, most cost-effective thoracic and lung health care.
Services & Specialties
Disease Management & Treatment
Tackling Lung Cancer and Other Diseases
Our oncologists, thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, primary care physicians, pathologists and pulmonologists all work together to support patients and tailor the very best treatment to meet each person’s individual needs. Our comprehensive management program includes:
- Molecular Testing
- Lung Nodule Clinic
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Better Breathers Club
- Smoking Cessation
- COPD Education
All cancer care is treated at the Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center.
Patient Care Team
Chesapeake Regional brings together a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians and advanced diagnostics in one comfortable setting. We understand that every patient has different needs, circumstances and challenges, so each treatment plan should be customized. From Computed Tomography (CT) scans to smoking cessation and prevention to thoracic surgery, our highly skilled physicians, staff and supportive nurse navigator provide the highest quality, most cost-effective thoracic and lung health care.
Vicky West, RN, BSN
Our commitment to patient-centered thoracic care begins with Vicky West, RN, BSN, who works with both physicians and patients to provide seamless case management and personalized patient support. Patients benefit from a dedicated nurse navigator who is available to answer questions about treatment and counseling. She offers support and guidance during your journey to ensure that you receive the highest quality, supportive care.
Lynne A. Skaryak, MD
Dr. Lynne Skaryak is a board-certified and robotic-trained thoracic surgeon and earned her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. She completed both her general surgery and cardiothoracic residencies at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to joining CRMG, she served as the head of minimally invasive thoracic surgery at MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals in Baltimore, Md. While in Baltimore, she also served as the head of thoracic surgery at MedStar Harbor Hospital. Dr. Skaryak is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. She has been involved in many multidisciplinary thoracic oncology clinics and tumor boards for the most up-to-date care of patients. Her areas of expertise include cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall. She is also experienced in minimally invasive pulmonary and esophageal surgery, endoscopic laser therapy and stent insertion, percutaneous tracheostomy, stereotactic radiosurgery and chest wall resections.
Melhem Imad, MD
Dr. Melhem Imad is the only AABIP board-certified Interventional Pulmonologist in the Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina areas. He earned his Interventional Pulmonology subspecialty degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. He is also board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine and has been practicing in the area since 2007. With more than ten years of experience, Dr. Imad has previously served at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Tx., Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, N.Y. and is currently practicing at Pulmonary Medicine of Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Va. Dr. Imad is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society and the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.