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Dr. Bruce Andrew McGibbon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Bruce McGibbon is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. McGibbon takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $524
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $109
Dr. Roy H Decker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Roy Decker is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in New Haven, CT, New London, CT, and Greenwich, CT. Dr. Decker's clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Decker is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $524
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $109
Dr. James Ernest Hansen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. James Hansen is a specialist in radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Hansen focuses on brachytherapy (seed implants) and gamma knife radiosurgery. His professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hansen's office for an appointment.

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

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

Specializes in Urology
166 W. Broad Str.; Suite 404
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Richard Santarosa specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Stamford, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Santarosa is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

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

Dr. Mark H Camel, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
40 Valley Drive; 6 Greenwich Office Park
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Mark Camel's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Camel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Albanian, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Camel attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, ConnectiCare, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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.

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