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Dr. Orlan Kenneth Macdonald, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
110 North East Saint Luke's Boulevard; Suite 100
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Orlan Macdonald's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Macdonald's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes residency programs at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $333
  • Medicare Cost: $101
Dr. Robert Fritz Smith, MD
Specializes in Urology
2000 Southeast Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Robert Smith's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in prostate brachytherapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Prostate Brachytherapy

Dr. Robert Louis Talley, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Robert Talley, who practices in Lees Summit, MO and Independence, MO, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Talley takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Talley attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Thyroid Cancer, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Clinical Trials, Bone Marrow ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry A Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; #165
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Larry Rosen's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Lees Summit, MO and Independence, MO. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosen at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Coventry, TRICARE, and CorVel are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen takes. Dr. Rosen studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaswinder Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
319 Nwrockwood Court
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Jaswinder Singh's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at Panjab University, Chandigarh. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include spinal cord tumor, lung cancer, and anemia. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Singh honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Thyroid Cancer, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Clinical Trials, Bone Marrow ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Basta, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 270 A
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Peter Basta specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Basta's areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fracture. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Basta has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Complex Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Aruna Rokkam, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; Suite 165
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Aruna Rokkam practices oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Rokkam's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. She attended medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College. She completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rokkam honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Breast Pain, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Kyphoplasty, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Laminotomy, ... (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.