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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include neonatal surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist in New York, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Bronx, NY. Dr. Gupta obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include basal cell carcinoma, esophageal cancer, and throat cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kavita Dharmarajan's specialty is radiation oncology. She takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Dharmarajan completed residency programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Research Award Radiological Society of North America and Annual Meeting Scientific Abstract Award American Society for Radiation Oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Dharmarajan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and German. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Bakst practices radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Bakst attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Bakst's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, throat cancer, and thyroid cancer. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include ASTRO Annual Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Award; Mortimer J. Lacher Lymphoma Fellowship; and National Comprehensive Cancer Network Fellows Recognition Program. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Buckstein include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and liver cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buckstein attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nabil Arslan's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Arslan attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Family Health Plus, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arslan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Jacobi Medical Center.

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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 medical specialty is radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. Dr. Prager (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Prager honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Healthfirst. Dr. Lichtenstein graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in 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.