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Dr. Kurtis Ian Auguste Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
744 52nd Street; Suite 5203
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kurtis Auguste, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Auguste include spasticity, gamma knife radiosurgery, and epilepsy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Auguste is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Spina Bifida, Seizure Disorders, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Laser Surgery, Cerebral Palsy, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter P Sun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
744 52nd Street; 5th Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Peter Sun's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Sun graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sun completed residency programs at New York Downtown Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sun average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Japanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Dystonia, Brain Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Sumi Chung, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Christine Chung's specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include radiation therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung takes. Before completing her residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dr. Chung attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lawrence Rembert, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. James Rembert is a radiation oncologist. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Rembert's clinical interests encompass stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rembert is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sravana Kumar Chennupati, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Sravana Chennupati is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Chennupati is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Chennupati focuses on radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chennupati attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

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Dr. Gordon Tang, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2999 Regent Street; Suite 715
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Tang specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is especially interested in neurosurgery. Dr. Tang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Tang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva is a specialist in radiation oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sachdeva takes. Dr. Sachdeva studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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What is Stereotactic Radiosurgery?

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a type of radiation therapy used in the treatment of tumors, cancers, and other conditions. It uses precise beams to attack the DNA of affected cells in particular areas of the body, limiting the area that is exposed to radiation so that healthy cells can be avoided. With their DNA damaged, the diseased cells are unable to reproduce, and they shrink over time. Despite its name, stereotactic radiosurgery is nonsurgical: radiation beams are delivered from outside of the body, and no incisions are required. SRS can be done on the brain (cranial radiosurgery), the spine (spinal radiosurgery), and other areas of the body (stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT).

SRS can be used alone or as a supplement to other treatments. Because it minimizes damage to healthy tissue, it is preferred over less specific radiation therapies when possible, such as conventional external beam radiation (EBRT), especially in sensitive regions like the brain. Whereas conventional EBRT would target the whole brain, cranial SRS could be performed with greater specificity, making it suitable for smaller tumors and those in difficult-to-reach locations.

In determining your treatment plan, your doctors will also need to consider the urgency of your condition. Radiation therapies take time before they are effective. Depending on what is being treated, it may be weeks (arteriovenous malformations, or tangled blood vessels), months (cancerous, or malignant, tumors), or even years (non-cancerous, or benign, tumors) before you experience the benefits from SRS. For situations that require more immediate care, open surgery may be the first option. SRS might then be performed to eliminate any remaining diseased cells.

SRS machines typically differ based on the type of beams they deliver. Two common brands of machines include the Gamma Knife and CyberKnife.

  • Gamma Knife machines are usually used to deliver gamma rays to small brain tumors and other brain lesions, although they can also target the neck and head. Gamma Knife radiosurgery requires that you wear a large head frame during treatment. Treatment is completed in a single session, and multiple areas can be targeted in one sitting.
  • CyberKnife radiosurgery can deliver X-rays to any part of the body, using a robotic arm, which allows this technique to accommodate for tumor or patient movement, such as breathing. You will receive your treatment lying down while the system moves around you. Treatment may occur in single or multiple sessions.

Cranial and spinal radiosurgery are usually completed in a single treatment session, while SBRT tends to require multiple. Each session can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours depending on the type of treatment and the target location. You may return home the same day that you receive your treatment and resume normal activities within 2-3 days.

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