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Dr. Kenneth Takeshi Shimizu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
902 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Shimizu specializes in radiation oncology and practices in San Diego, CA, Vista, CA, and Encinitas, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shimizu include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Shimizu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $160
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $152
Dr. Eva K Lean, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
902 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Eva Lean's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include radiation therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical University of Gdansk, Dr. Lean performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Lean speaks Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 142
  • Charge (avg.): $311 - $3,791
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $156 - $3,791
Dr. Anuradha Koka, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
902 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Anuradha Koka's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Koka's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. She studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and the University College London (UCL) Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Koka completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She is conversant in Telugu. Dr. Koka is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 107
  • Charge (avg.): $616 - $3,791
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $155 - $3,791
Dr. Norbert Kased, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
902 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Norbert Kased practices radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kased attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Kased has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy and imaging procedures. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kased's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Radiation Therapy, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Patrick W Linson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
902 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Linson's specialty is radiation oncology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Linson is especially interested in radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Linson's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Linson completed a residency program at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program.

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All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 244
  • Charge (avg.): $382 - $3,791
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $158 - $3,791

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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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