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Dr. Moataz Nier El Ghamry, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Moataz El-Ghamry, who practices in Killeen, TX, Temple, TX, and Marble Falls, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. El-Ghamry studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. El-Ghamry honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow Award, American Brachytherapy Society Seattle Prostate Brachytherapy and Resident Travel Award, American Brachytherapy Society, 2005-2007.

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Relevant Interests: , intracavitary brachytherapy

All Interests: Endometrial Cancer, Sarcoma, Intracavitary Brachytherapy

Dr. Mehul Kirit Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Mehul Patel's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $457
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $100
Dr. Gregory P Swanson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Swanson practices radiation oncology in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Swanson takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Swanson has received professional recognition including the following: "Best Doctors in America". He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Scott Scott Coffield, MD
Specializes in Urology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. King Coffield works as an urologist in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Coffield is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Best Physicians of USA, Top Physicians of America; Physician Oncology Education Program, Excellence Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Coffield's hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , prostate brachytherapy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, ... (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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