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Dr. Paul Joseph Chuba, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11800; 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Paul Chuba's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Chuba is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chuba include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gynecologic cancer. Dr. Chuba is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 161
  • Uninsured Cost: $500 - $3,903
  • Medicare Cost: $108 - $1,300
Dr. Eunwoo Eunwoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Harold Kim's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. Dr. Kim graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Steven Raymond Miller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Steven Miller is a Detroit, MI physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Miller accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing his residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical Interests: Sarcoma, Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $237 - $3,180
  • Medicare Cost: $108 - $374
Dr. Kimberly Beth Geisz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Kimberly Hart specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Hart's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $237
  • Medicare Cost: $108
Dr. Peter Alexander Paximadis, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Peter Paximadis is a radiation oncologist. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Dr. Paximadis studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $365
  • Medicare Cost: $101
Dr. Murali Guthikonda, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery
University Physician Group; Harper Professional Building
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Murali Guthikonda works as a neurosurgeon and cancer surgeon. His areas of expertise include disc problems, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Guthikonda takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Guntur Medical College and performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Guthikonda (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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

All Interests: Disc Problems, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Spine Reconstruction, Endoscopic Surgery, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Louis Cher, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Cher is an urologist and cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cher include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and polycystic kidney disease. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and McLaren Health Care. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cher takes. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandeep Mittal, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Sandeep Mittal's specialties are neurosurgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Detroit, MI. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. Dr. Mittal's clinical interests include gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary tumor, and cranioplasty. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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

All Interests: Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,676
  • Medicare Cost: $1,585

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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.