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Dr. Steven Raymond Miller MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Steven Miller, who practices in Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Miller trained at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $237 - $3,180
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $108 - $374
Michael L. Cher MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Cher, who practices in Detroit, MI, Farmington, MI, and Dearborn, MI, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Cher takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. Cher has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Testicular Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandeep Mittal FACS, FRCSC, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Surgical Oncology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Sandeep Mittal practices neurosurgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Mittal attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mittal completed a residency program at Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mittal include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Mittal is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks French and Hindi. His professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Murali Guthikonda MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
average rating 2.73 stars (15 ratings)
4160 John R; Harper Professional Building, Suite 925
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Murali Guthikonda, who practices in Detroit, MI and Troy, MI, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His clinical interests include cerebrovascular surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and skull base surgery. Patients gave Dr. Guthikonda an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. After completing medical school at Guntur Medical College, Dr. Guthikonda performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (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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