We found 5 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept Devon Health Services near Langhorne, PA.
Dr. Hiral Fontanilla is a radiation oncology specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and breast cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Fontanilla's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 30
- Uninsured Cost: $1,102 - $3,364
- Medicare Cost: $308 - $481
Dr. Steven Orland is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Orland's clinical interests include bladder cancer, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orland accepts. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Orland trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency.
Dr. Donald O'Rourke is a neurosurgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. O'Rourke average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Rourke's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Rourke's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2016; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.
Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery
All Interests: Brain Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Skull Base Cancer, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)
Dr. Ravi Rajan's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. Dr. Rajan's clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He is open to new patients.
Dr. Christopher Schaefer is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schaefer include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Schaefer graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. He has an open panel.
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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.