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Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Heather Wargo is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Wargo include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Wargo average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wargo accepts. Dr. Wargo studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at Temple University Hospital for residency.

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Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Jack Dwosh's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dwosh's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Dr. Derrick K Burno, MD
Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Derrick Burno is an urologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, female incontinence, and soft tissue sarcoma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burno graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

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Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. William Niedrach sees patients in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Niedrach attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Niedrach include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Rhett Daugherty's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Daugherty include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daugherty is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Prostate Brachytherapy?

Prostate brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation therapy used to treat prostate cancer. Brachytherapy and other internal radiation therapies place radioactive material inside of the body so that radiation can be released directly in the area of the cancer or tumor. Prostate brachytherapy uses radioactive seeds or pellets implanted into the prostate gland using thin tubes (catheters) or needles. The seed implants can be left in temporarily (temporary brachytherapy), meaning all radioactive material is removed following a treatment session, or they may be left in permanently (permanent brachytherapy). Permanent brachytherapy seeds will give off radiation slowly over the course of several weeks or months. Because radioactivity lessens over time, eventually, the amount of radiation released will become negligible, and the seeds will remain in your prostate gland without causing any side effects.

A group of doctors, including a radiation oncologist, will determine the details of your treatment plan, such as length of treatment and whether you will receive low dose rate or high dose rate brachytherapy. Low dose rate brachytherapy may be temporary or permanent. If temporary, you will remain in the hospital for several days while the radiation is delivered to your prostate gland through catheters or needles. In contrast, high dose rate brachytherapy delivers a high amount of radiation over a period of about thirty minutes, after which the radioactive materials are removed from your prostate. High dose rate brachytherapy is always temporary. You may receive a single treatment session, or your treatment may continue in multiple sessions. Sessions can occur either in a single day or across several days, during which you will remain in the hospital.

Typically, you can return home within hours following treatment, although an overnight hospital stay may be required. Side effects from prostate brachytherapy are temporary and may include erectile dysfunction, pelvic pain, fatigue, and urinary incontinence. If you feel pain or swelling where the needles or catheters were inserted, it may help to avoid activities such as bike riding. Normal activity can be resumed within days of your procedure.

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