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

Dr. David Horvick works as a radiation oncologist in Willingboro, NJ, Woodbury, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horvick include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and penile cancer. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Horvick attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Horvick is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Harford Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 115
  • Charge (avg.): $813 - $1,797
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $161 - $454

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine
17 West Redbank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Alexis Harvey is a radiation oncologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Woodbury, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Willingboro, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and penile cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Harvey attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 171
  • Charge (avg.): $817 - $1,811
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $158 - $457
Dr. Eric Louis Zager, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Zager is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, cervical spine surgery, and spine tumor. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Zager is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Zager attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zager 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 neurosurgery specialist. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Ozturk completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His clinical interests include gamma knife radiosurgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish. Dr. Ozturk's professional 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 an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Woodbury, NJ, Elmer, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Kotler is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patients gave Dr. Kotler an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

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

Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. C. Orth, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, Woodbury, NJ, and Sewell, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Orth studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Orth has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

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

Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Murillo Mangubat, who practices in Woodbury, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangubat include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Dr. Mangubat studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Mangubat completed his residency training at Graduate Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.

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