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Eric L Zager MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ

Dr. Eric Zager's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Columbia University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zager include cancer surgery, cervical spine surgery, and spine tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Zager has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, and 2010 - 2017. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

All Interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Spine Tumor, Arteriovenous Malformation, Brain Tumor, Cancer Sur ... (Read more)

Alikemal Kemal Ozturk MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ

Dr. Ali Ozturk works as a neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Ozturk include gamma knife radiosurgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Ozturk's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

All Interests: Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal Cancer, Degenerative D ... (Read more)

Mitchell N Kotler MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.06 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
17 W Red Bank Avenue; Suite 303
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Mitchell Kotler sees patients in Woodbury, NJ, Elmer, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Physician Partners, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Kotler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patient ratings for Dr. Kotler average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kotler honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Prostate Brachytherapy

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

Specializes in Urology
17 W Red Bank Avenue; Suite 303
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Murillo Mangubat's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Mangubat honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His medical residency was performed at Graduate Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , Prostate Brachytherapy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Male Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Microsurgery, Proctoscopy, Hydrocelectomy, Endo ... (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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