We found 6 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept MultiPlan near Pennington, NJ.
Dr. Patrick Connolly's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Connolly studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Connolly's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery
All Interests: Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Pituitary ... (Read more)
Dr. Steven Orland is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. Dr. Orland is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Orland completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.
Dr. Russell Freid is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Freid is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freid's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.
Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)
All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ravi Rajan specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Rajan's clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rajan has an open panel. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Christopher Schaefer works as an urologist. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Dr. Schaefer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schaefer is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Jarad Fingerman sees patients in Lawrenceville, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Fingerman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fingerman include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. Dr. Fingerman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Fingerman attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)
All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Infertility, Ureteroscopy, ... (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.