We found 5 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Greenwich, CT.

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Dr. James Ernest Hansen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. James Hansen's specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hansen include brachytherapy (seed implants) and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Hansen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hansen completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hansen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants), Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Brachytherapy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Dr. Roy H Decker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Roy Decker works as a radiation oncologist in New Haven, CT, New London, CT, and Greenwich, CT. His professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Decker's office for an appointment. Dr. Decker is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $524
  • Medicare Cost: $109
Dr. Bruce Andrew McGibbon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Bruce McGibbon's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. McGibbon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Screening, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $524
  • Medicare Cost: $109
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Specializes in Urology
166 W. Broad Str.; Suite 404
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Richard Santarosa is an urologist in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Santarosa's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Santarosa attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Female Incontinence, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
40 Valley Drive; 6 Greenwich Office Park
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Mark Camel's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Camel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Albanian, and Greek. Dr. Camel is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Great-West Healthcare, ConnectiCare, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camel takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Camel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Meningioma, Hydrocephalus, Bleeding, Herniated Disc, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Cervical Fusion, ... (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.