About Venice Radiation Oncology Center

Venice Radiation Oncology Center, one of the Porter Radiation Oncology Centers in Venice, Florida, is a long-established community based practice providing the latest radiation treatment techniques in a private practice setting.

Our board-certified physicians and staff are dedicated to bringing the highest quality of care to our patients.


Venice Physicians

Alan H. Porter, M.D., F.A.C.R  

Dr. Alan Porter

Dr. Porter has directed the Porter Radiation Oncology Centers since 1975. He is board-certified and a fellow of the American College of Radiology. He is listed "Best Doctors in America", 1996 to 2010 (Woodard and White).

Dr. Porter is a founding trustee of Hospice Foundation of Venice, Manatee, and Venice Counties. Currently he is a member of the Physicians Advisory Council and consultant to Medicare-Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Florida.

Dale G. Lakomy, M.D.  

Dr. Dale Lakomy

Dr. Lakomy is certified in Therapeutic Radiology by the American College of Radiology and is an expert in IMRT and other advanced treatment modalities.

Before joining Porter Radiation Oncology Centers, Dr. Lakomy was Medical Director of the Good Samaritan Medical Center Radiation Therapy Center in West Palm Beach, FL. During his term at Good Samaritan, he was granted an academic appointment at the Duke University Medical Center as Adjunct Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology. He served as course director of a multidisciplinary thoracic oncology conference in collaboration with Duke University Medical Center.

Kenneth A. Kaplan, M.D.  

Dr. Kenneth Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan has demonstrated a broad scope of clinical expertise in both adult and pediatric oncology. He started an Intracoronary Brachytherapy program and has extensive Prostate Brachytherapy experience using real-time techniques.

Dr. Kaplan has been active in local Hospice and the American Cancer Society.

Venice Treatment Options

Venice Radiation Oncology Center provides patients with some of the most advanced treatment technologies available in the healthcare industry. Some of the treatments and technologies available at Venice Radiation Oncology Center include:

  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) – a sophisticated type of external beam radiotherapy which allows delivery of precisely targeted radiation beams to tumors, while sparing the surrounding healthy organs and tissues.

  • Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT) – a sophisticated set of computer assisted tomography scans (CT or CAT scans) and/or magnetic resonance imaging scans (MR or MRI scans) that create detailed, three-dimensional representations of tumors and surrounding organs for precise delivery of radiation beams to the exact size and shape of the tumor.

  • High Dose & Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR & LDR) – an innovative form of internal radiotherapy that places radioactive materials directly in contact with cancer tissues using catheters or wires, which are then removed when a curative dose has been delivered to the cancer. This comprehensive, aggressive approach to treatment ensures the maximum radiation dose is given where you need it most, while sparing the healthy surrounding tissue.

  • TomoTherapy®– an innovative system that combines daily CT imaging with conformal radiation therapy to precisely target radiation treatment while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue.

  • Prostate Seed Implants – rice-sized “seeds” of radioactive material that are placed into a cancerous prostate. Seeds can be left in place permanently, as they give off radiation for a specific period of time (weeks or months), and do not need to be removed once the radiation is gone. Due to their high success rate, prostate seed implants are an alternative to radical surgery, and are one of the most popular radiation procedures in the United States.

Venice Location and Contact

Venice Radiation Oncology Center
901 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, Florida 34285

Phone: (941) 625-0111
Online: www.radonc.net


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