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Dr. Terri Behrman Pustilnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Terri Pustilnik is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Her areas of expertise include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pustilnik at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pustilnik studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford works as a cancer surgeon, adult hematologist, and oncologist. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Sanford is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Sanford takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sanford welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Campos's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Campos attended National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campos takes. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $143
Dr. Anne Busisiwe Maseko, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anne Alaniz's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alaniz include paget's disease, crohn's disease, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Alaniz is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Alaniz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Female ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Edson Kilgore, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Kilgore specializes in gynecologic oncology. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. These areas are among his clinical interests: chemotherapy, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and cervical dysplasia. Patients rated Dr. Kilgore highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kilgore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Edward Foote, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Foote works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Foote is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Oncology.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $138
Dr. Tarrik Mohamed Zaid, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tarrik Zaid works as a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Zaid graduated from Kuwait University Health Sciences Center. For his professional training, Dr. Zaid completed a residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass chemotherapy, gynecologic surgery, and robotic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zaid takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Gynecologic Surgery, Chemotherapy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Charles L Conlon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Conlon works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conlon include bladder cancer, leukemia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Conlon is open to new patients. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Bladder Cancer, Myeloma, Blood ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 90
  • Charge (avg.): $74 - $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $70 - $131
Dr. Amirali S Popatia, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amirali Popatia is a specialist in adult oncology. He works in Richmond, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popatia include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Popatia attended Dow Medical College for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Popatia is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Caesar K Tin-U, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Caesar Tin-U practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tin-U's medical residency was performed at Conemaugh Health System and Graduate Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $697
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $131
Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rakkhit include colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rakkhit welcomes new patients. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Tejal Amar Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tejal Patel's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include chemotherapy and breast cancer. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Alexander Wong, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Wong's medical specialty is medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include anemia, lung surgery, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at New York Hospital Queens, Booth Memorial Hospital, and Chicago Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Lung Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lung Surgery, Lymphoma, Testicular ... (Read more)

Dr. Anuj Suri, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anuj Suri's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Suri is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Suri focuses on chemotherapy, gynecologic surgery, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Suri's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Gynecologic Surgery, Chemotherapy, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Yuval Raizen practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Raizen's clinical interests: colon cancer, breast cancer, and myeloma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Raizen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $137
Dr. Sanjay Sethi, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Sethi specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Sugar Land, TX, Webster, TX, and Pearland, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sethi is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Texas Oncology.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $698
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $131

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What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of powerful medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. There are over 100 anti-cancer drugs available today. These medications may be used alone, in combination with each other, or with alternative forms of treatment, like radiation therapy and surgery. The choice of drug and method of administration are determined by the type of disease and the patient's overall health. Some common ways chemotherapy may be given are:

  • Intravenously, where the medication is given through a needle inserted into your vein. This is the most frequently used method of chemotherapy administration.
  • By mouth, in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. Not all anti-cancer drugs can be taken this way because they can be destroyed by stomach acids, or the body cannot absorb them through the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • By injection, which uses a needle and syringe to administer chemotherapy either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Subcutaneous injections go just under the skin, while intramuscular injections go through the skin and into the muscle. Methotrexate, a medication widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and many types of cancer, can be given intramuscularly and subcutaneously.
  • Intra-arterially, where the drugs are given directly into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor. Intra-arterial chemotherapy is most often used for liver cancer.
  • Intrathecally, where the medication is delivered into the spinal fluid. This type of chemotherapy is used to treat cancers that have spread to the brain or spinal cord.
  • Intrapleurally, where anti-cancer drugs are administered into the space between the lung’s outer surface and the inner lining of the chest cavity. Patients with lung cancer may receive this type of chemotherapy.
  • Intravesically, where the medicine is given through a tube that is inserted into the bladder. Intravesical chemotherapy only affects the cells lining the inside of the bladder, so it is often used to treat early-stage bladder cancer.
In the process of killing abnormal cells, chemotherapy drugs can also harm healthy cells. This is why many patients who receive anti-cancer drug treatments experience side effects like fatigue, nausea, hair loss, pain while swallowing, mouth sores, shortness of breath, weight changes, and fertility issues. Keeping track of side effects you experience, along with details like how often they occur or how severe they are, can help your doctor better customize your chemotherapy regimen.

Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment for cancer and some autoimmune disorders, but it may not be able to eliminate the diseases at their advanced stages. Even if this is the case, your doctor may still include it in your treatment plan to help ease symptoms of your condition or prevent the disease from progressing.

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