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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17 West Red Bank Avenue; Suite 105
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. David Horvick specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Willingboro, NJ, Woodbury, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and penile cancer. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Harford Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Horvick attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants), radiation therapy, prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $813 - $1,797
  • Medicare Cost: $161 - $454
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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine
17 West Redbank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Alexis Harvey's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and nuclear medicine; she sees patients in Woodbury, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Willingboro, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harvey include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and penile cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Harvey is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants), radiation therapy, prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $817 - $1,811
  • Medicare Cost: $158 - $457
Dr. Eric Louis Zager, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Zager's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Zager include cancer surgery, cervical spine surgery, and spine tumor. Dr. Zager honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Columbia University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, and 2010 - 2016. Dr. Zager speaks Spanish. Dr. Zager is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Neurofibroma, Radiculopathy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Degenerative Disc Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alikemal Kemal Ozturk, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Alikemal Ozturk is a specialist in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ozturk include gamma knife radiosurgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Spinal Instrumentation, Bone Problems, Lower Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Neal Kotler, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Mitchell Kotler is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Woodbury, NJ, Elmer, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Kotler attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Kotler's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. C. Orth's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Orth performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Orth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Endoscopic Surgery, Circumcision, Erectile ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Murillo Mangubat sees patients in Woodbury, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Mangubat's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Graduate Hospital. He is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Male Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Tumor, Microsurgery, Proctoscopy, Endoscopic ... (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.