We found 8 radiation oncologists who accept MetroPlus near Bronx, NY.

Dr. Khanh Hong Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Radiation Oncology
Guggenheim Pavilion; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Khanh Nguyen is a heart surgeon and radiation oncologist. He is especially interested in neonatal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nguyen trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Health System. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery

Dr. Vishal Gupta, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Vishal Gupta sees patients in New York, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Bronx, NY. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: basal cell carcinoma, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Bone Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Larynx ... (Read more)

Dr. Kavita Vyas Dharmarajan, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology
1184 5th Avenue; Floor 1
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kavita Dharmarajan is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Dharmarajan studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dharmarajan include: Research and Education Foundation Award American Association for Women Radiologists; Resident Research Award Radiological Society of North America; and Annual Meeting Scientific Abstract Award American Society for Radiation Oncology. Dr. Dharmarajan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and German. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Richard L Bakst, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1184 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Bakst's medical specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, throat cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Bakst graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bakst include: ASTRO Annual Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Award and Mortimer J. Lacher Lymphoma Fellowship. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Throat Cancer, Tongue Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Michael Buckstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 Gustave L Levy Place; #1236
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Buckstein is a radiation oncologist in New York, NY. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and anal cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. Dr. Buckstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
234 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Nabil Arslan's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Arslan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Family Health Plus, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Arslan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
1200 Water Place; Suite M108
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Marc Prager's areas of specialization are radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology; he sees patients in Bronx, NY. He honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Prager (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
1200 Waters Place; Suite M-108
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Ralph Lichtenstein's specialties are radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. Dr. Lichtenstein honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He speaks German.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.
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