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Dr. Fredrick Joseph Barton, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 3
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Fredrick Barton is a radiation oncology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Barton is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Medical Mutual, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barton's professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and Lake Health.

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All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Blood ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 77
  • Charge (avg.): $590 - $1,573
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $147 - $241
Dr. Louis J Novak, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 3
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Louis Novak is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center, Lake Health, and UH Parma Medical Center. Dr. Novak is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Novak attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Clinical Trials, Breast Issues, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $577 - $1,573
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $147 - $241
Dr. Janice Apter Lyons, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
36000 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Janice Lyons is a radiation oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include radiation therapy and breast cancer. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyons accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Firelands Regional Medical Center, Lake Health, and UH Parma Medical Center.

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All Interests: Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Rodney Jay Ellis, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 3
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Rodney Ellis is a specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ellis include prostate brachytherapy. Dr. Ellis is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center, Lake Health, and UH Parma Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Prostate Brachytherapy

Dr. Jerald Katcher, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 3
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Jerald Katcher specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Cleveland, OH, Chardon, OH, and Middleburg, OH. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lake Health and UH Parma Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Katcher is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program.

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All Interests: Bone Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Radiation Therapy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $263
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $95
Dr. Jeffrey M. P. Siminovitch, MD
Specializes in Urology
9500 Mentor Avenue; #370
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Jeffrey Siminovitch specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include prostate problems, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Siminovitch accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Siminovitch trained at Jewish General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank W Jevnikar, MD
Specializes in Urology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 370
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Frank Jevnikar is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jevnikar include laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, prostate problems, and male incontinence. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jevnikar studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jevnikar trained at Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Male Incontinence, Laser Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence H Wolkoff, MD
Specializes in Urology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 370
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Lawrence Wolkoff works as an urologist. His clinical interests include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and male incontinence. Dr. Wolkoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Wolkoff attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolkoff honors.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (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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