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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Marc Apple is a specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Apple include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Apple obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal radiosurgery, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), brachytherapy (seed implants), cranial radiosurgery, radiation therapy, external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. John Greskovich practices radiation oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Greskovich attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patient ratings for Dr. Greskovich average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , spinal radiosurgery, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), cranial radiosurgery, radiation therapy, external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $690
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $103

Specializes in Neurosurgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Roski is a neurosurgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, spinal decompression, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Roski is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Roski performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received professional recognition including the following: President of The Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

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

All Interests: Brain AVM, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Compression Fractures, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence S Hakim, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Hakim practices urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hakim is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and clinical trials. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hakim is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of the University Hospital of Brooklyn's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Transurethral Resection ... (Read more)

2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code T28
Weston, FL
 

Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Mihir Naik attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Naik accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal radiosurgery, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), cranial radiosurgery, radiation therapy, external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver ... (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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