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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Nguyen focuses on neonatal surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery

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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and German. 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 honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dharmarajan's distinctions 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Vishal Gupta works as a radiation oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: basal cell carcinoma, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Richard Bakst, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Bakst's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, throat cancer, and thyroid cancer. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bakst include: ASTRO Annual Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Award and Mortimer J. Lacher Lymphoma Fellowship. 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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. Buckstein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nabil Arslan is a radiation oncology specialist in White Plains, NY and Bronx, NY. Dr. Arslan is affiliated with Jacobi Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Family Health Plus, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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 is a radiation oncologist, interventional radiologist, and neuroradiologist in Bronx, NY. Dr. Prager (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lichtenstein attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, 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.