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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17 W Red Bank Avenue; Suite 105
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Alexis Harvey is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and penile cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. Dr. Harvey is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Harvey trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell N Kotler, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 W Red Bank Avenue; Suite 303
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Mitchell Kotler is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kotler include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Kotler's professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kotler's practice is open to new patients. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Murillo Mangubat, who practices in Woodbury, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Mangubat accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Graduate Hospital. He speaks Filipino.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Male Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Tumor, Microsurgery, Proctoscopy, ... (Read more)

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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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