We found 6 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept Best Doctors near Creve Coeur, MO.
Dr. Hiram Gay is a radiation oncology specialist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer and head and neck cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Gay completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center.
Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Gamma Knife radiosurgery, radioisotope therapy, prostate brachytherapy, high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy
All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Testicular ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeffrey Bradley's specialty is radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Bradley's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.
Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), proton therapy
All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation ... (Read more)
Dr. Imran Zoberi practices radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Zoberi's clinical interests include gamma knife radiosurgery, breast cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.
Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery, radiation therapy
All Interests: Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer
Dr. Parag Parikh specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parikh include hepatobiliary cancer, thoracic cancer, and pancreatic cancer. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.
Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy
All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)
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- Charge (avg.): $275
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $103
Dr. Clifford Robinson is a radiation oncologist and neuro-oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include esophageal cancer, spine tumor, and lung cancer. Dr. Robinson is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Robinson attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.
Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Thoracic Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spine Tumor, ... (Read more)
Dr. Naganathan Mani works as a pediatric radiologist and interventional radiologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In addition to English, Dr. Mani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mani's clinical interests encompass abdominal imaging, liver cancer, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After attending Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Stanley Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.
Relevant Interests: , radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy)
All Interests: Gastrostomy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Abdominal Imaging, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)
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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.