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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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schiffner's areas of expertise include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schiffner welcomes new patients.

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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. Robert Eric Lundahl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lundahl practices radiation oncology. Dr. Lundahl obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and 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 professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lundahl 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's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Sinha completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to 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. Pauling Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pauling Chang is a specialist in radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for his residency. In his practice, Dr. Chang focuses on radiation therapy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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. Al V Taira, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Al Taira is a radiation oncologist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taira takes. Dr. Taira obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF).

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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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurosurgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Ryu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ryu studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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 Southgate Jackson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Paul Jackson's medical specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: neurosurgery, cervical foraminotomy, and spinal cord stimulation (SCS). The average patient rating for Dr. Jackson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jackson honors. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Jackson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Angell's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Angell's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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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