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Dr. Eva K Lean, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
902 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Eva Lean's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Lean graduated from Medical University of Gdansk. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In her practice, Dr. Lean focuses on radiation therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lean speaks Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Lean has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 142
  • Charge (avg.): $311 - $3,791
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $156 - $3,791
Dr. Kenneth Takeshi Shimizu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
902 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Shimizu practices radiation oncology. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Shimizu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Shimizu welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $160
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $152
Dr. Patrick W Linson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
902 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Linson specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Vista, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. Dr. Linson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linson honors. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 244
  • Charge (avg.): $382 - $3,791
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $158 - $3,791
Dr. Anuradha Koka, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
902 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Anuradha Koka specializes in radiation oncology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koka include radiation therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Koka is a graduate of St. George's, University of London and the University College London (UCL) Medical School and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. She speaks Telugu. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Koka's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 107
  • Charge (avg.): $616 - $3,791
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $155 - $3,791
Dr. Norbert Kased, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
902 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Norbert Kased's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Kased is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in radiation therapy and imaging procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Kased trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kased accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Radiation Therapy

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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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