We found 6 providers with an interest in stereotactic radiosurgery and who accept Medicaid near Washington, DC.

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Dr. Victoria Jane Croog, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5255 Loughboro Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Victoria Croog's specialty is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Croog accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Neurosurgery
7 Phc, Department of Neurosurgery; 3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Vikram Nayar is a neurosurgeon in Washington, DC. Dr. Nayar's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, brain aneurysm, and pituitary tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nayar graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Tumor, Meningioma, Herniated Disc, Brain Aneurysm, Skull Base Tumors, Carotid Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Bles Building Lower Level
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Anatoly Dritschilo's area of specialization is radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Dritschilo speaks Russian. His areas of expertise include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and prostate cancer. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dritschilo has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Radiology. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

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

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Bles Building Lower Level
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sean Collins works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and spinal cancer. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Collins attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Bles Building Lower Level
Washington, DC
 

Dr. K. Harter's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Harter honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program and Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Harter has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery, robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Brachytherapy, Gamma Knife ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Bles Building Lower Level
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Brian Collins is a radiation oncology specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Collins focuses on spinal cancer, brain cancer, and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Collins is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Spinal Cancer, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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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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