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Dr. William Phillip Levin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Levin is a radiation oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Levin's clinical interests include gynecological problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and non-small cell lung cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Levin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $341
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $108
Dr. Michelle Alonso-Basanta, PhD, MD, BA
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Alonso-Basanta is a specialist in radiation oncology. In her practice, Dr. Alonso-Basanta focuses on stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and brain tumor. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alonso-Basanta studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue. Dr. Alonso-Basanta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), radiation therapy

All Interests: Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor, Radiation Therapy, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. William R Rate, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Rate specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rate include gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Rate attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Crozer-Chester Medical Center for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Dr. Rate is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $341
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $108
Dr. Robert Allan Lustig, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Hup - Depart of Rad Onc; The Perelman Center for Adv. Med.trc 2 West
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Lustig is a radiation oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: spine tumor, acoustic neuroma, and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Lustig obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Jefferson University Hospitals. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lustig honors.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Eye Problems, Brain Tumor, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $341
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $108
Dr. Justin Eli Bekelman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Justin Bekelman specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Bekelman's clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bekelman takes. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Urologic Disorders, Testicular ... (Read more)

Dr. John Peter Plastaras, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Plastaras' medical specialty is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Plastaras attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , proton therapy, radiation therapy

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Lin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Lin's specialty is radiation oncology. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include head and neck cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, Urologic Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $341
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $108
Dr. Neha Vapiwala, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Neha Vapiwala sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and metastatic cancer. Dr. Vapiwala is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Vapiwala attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vapiwala accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Clinical Trials, Penile Cancer, Bone Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Radiation Therapy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $341
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $108
Dr. Suneel N Nagda, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Spruce Street; Widener Ground Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Suneel Nagda specializes in radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Nagda's clinical interests: gynecological problems, lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Nagda is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), brachytherapy (seed implants), Gamma Knife radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), radiation therapy, robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $341
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $108
Dr. Geoffrey Alan Geiger, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Spruce Street; Pennsylvania Hospital, Widener Basement, Rad Onc
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Geiger works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Geiger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Geiger include throat cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery, radiation therapy

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Oral Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Keith Cengel is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Cengel attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cengel include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cengel is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Tumor, Thoracic Problems, Bone Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, Neuroendocrine Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edgar Ben-Josef, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edgar Ben-Josef's area of specialization is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rabin Medical Center and DMC Harper University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Ben-Josef is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Ben-Josef is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $341
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $108
Dr. Brian Edward Lally, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Lally is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise consist of gamma knife radiosurgery and thoracic cancer. Dr. Lally's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Doylestown Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lally accepts. Dr. Lally graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Dr. John Paul Christodouleas, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Christodouleas practices radiation oncology in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Christodouleas's clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Christodouleas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Training, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $341
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $105
Dr. James David Kolker, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Spruce Street; Widener Ground Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Kolker works as a radiation oncologist. He is an in-network provider for Highmark, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kolker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $341
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $108
Dr. Benjamin Evan Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Goldsmith's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gynecologic cancer. Dr. Goldsmith honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Urologic Cancer, ... (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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