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Dr. Frank P.K. Hsu, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Frank Hsu's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Hsu's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Hsu has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America - Neurological Surgery. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's), and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Movement Disorders, Spine Problems, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. A.M. Nisar Mehdi Syed, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
24302 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Alam Syed is a radiation oncology specialist in Long Beach, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Syed include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Syed is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

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Dr. Ajmel A.K. Puthawala, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology
24302 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ajmel Puthawala's specialties are radiation oncology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Puthawala's areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Puthawala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Asif Raoof Harsolia, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
24302 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Asif Harsolia is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise consist of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Dr. Harsolia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Harsolia's medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Steven J Damore, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
24302 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Steven Damore practices radiation oncology. Dr. Damore graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

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Dr. Farzad Massoudi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; 504
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Farzad Massoudi is a neurosurgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Massoudi at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Massoudi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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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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