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Dr. Daniel Carl Schiffner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Schiffner practices radiation oncology in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Dr. Schiffner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Schiffner attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Schiffner speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), radiation therapy, high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Pauling Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pauling Chang practices radiation oncology. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is especially interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Chang has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), radiation therapy

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 95
  • Charge (avg.): $737 - $2,226
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $542
Dr. Robert E Lundahl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lundahl is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Lundahl graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 90
  • Charge (avg.): $737 - $2,226
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $178 - $542
Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha is a medical specialist in radiation oncology and medical oncology. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sinha trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Sinha welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,361
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Al Vincent Taira, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Al Taira is a radiation oncology specialist in Mountain View, CA and San Mateo, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Taira is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Taira completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 100
  • Charge (avg.): $1,361
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Stephen In Sun Ryu, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Ryu's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Palo Alto, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ryu include neurosurgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Ryu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Ryu completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Ryu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul S Jackson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Paul Jackson is a neurosurgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Jackson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include neurosurgery, cervical foraminotomy, and spinal cord stimulation (SCS). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Jackson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jackson has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Scoliosis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Compression ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott K Angell, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Scott Angell's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Angell include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Angell obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Angell's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.

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