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Dr. Daniel Carl Schiffner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Schiffner's specialty is radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Schiffner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Schiffner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Schiffner speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), radiation therapy, high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha works as a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Sinha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,361
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Robert E Lundahl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lundahl's specialty is radiation oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lundahl is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lundahl's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lundahl attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 90
  • Charge (avg.): $737 - $2,226
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $178 - $542
Dr. Pauling Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pauling Chang works as a radiation oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Chang attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include radiation therapy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), radiation therapy

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 95
  • Charge (avg.): $737 - $2,226
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $542
Dr. Al Vincent Taira, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Al Taira practices radiation oncology in Mountain View, CA and San Mateo, CA. Dr. Taira's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 100
  • Charge (avg.): $1,361
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Stephen In Sun Ryu, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Ryu's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Palo Alto, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ryu include neurosurgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Ryu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ryu honors. Dr. Ryu has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul S Jackson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Paul Jackson works as a neurosurgeon. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Jackson attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jackson is especially interested in neurosurgery, cervical foraminotomy, and spinal cord stimulation (SCS). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jackson welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Scoliosis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Compression ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott K Angell, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Scott Angell's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Angell's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Angell's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Angell accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (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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