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Dr. Maneesh Gossain, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
52 West Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Maneesh Gossain is a radiation oncology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Gossain performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Brain Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Lamar Saunders, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Eric Saunders specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Orlando, FL and Clermont, FL. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saunders is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Saunders completed residency programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $209
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $103

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 107
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Kelly Lafave is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Lafave takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $209 - $1,355
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $104 - $393
Dr. Richard Jungyoup Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
52 West Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Richard Lee specializes in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lee accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 181
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Michael Sombeck specializes in radiation oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sombeck is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sombeck attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sombeck completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $209 - $1,355
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $104 - $393

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 107
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. David Diamond is a radiation oncology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 72
  • Charge (avg.): $209 - $1,355
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $104 - $393

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1561 W Fairbanks Avenue; Suite 100
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Alan Forbes is a radiation oncologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forbes honors. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 88
  • Charge (avg.): $500 - $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $224 - $393

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 182
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Mark Harvey is a radiation oncologist in Orlando, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harvey honors. Dr. Harvey attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $295
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. William Alan Friedman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
89 W. Copeland Drive; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. William Friedman practices neurosurgery. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, hemifacial spasm, and brain surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. Dr. Friedman's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health), Orlando Health, and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

All Interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Brain Surgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatopathology
130 Hillcrest Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stricker works as a dermatopathologist. Dr. Stricker accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $25
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $20
Dr. Hunaldo Jose Villalobos, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
801 N. Orange Avenue; Suite 720
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Hunaldo Villalobos' specialty is neurosurgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Villalobos studied medicine at the University of Zulia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Villalobos trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Villalobos is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery, robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neurostimulation, ... (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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