We found 4 providers matching stereotactic radiosurgery and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near Weston, FL.

Specializes in Neurosurgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Roski's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Roski's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Roski include brain aneurysm, spinal decompression, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Roski attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of President of The Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Roski is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Brain AVM, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Compression Fractures, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. John Greskovich's specialty is radiation oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Greskovich include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greskovich takes. Dr. Greskovich graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Marc Apple's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Apple has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Apple is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal radiosurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), cranial radiosurgery

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver ... (Read more)

2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code T28
Weston, FL
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Mihir Naik include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and acoustic neuroma. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Naik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver ... (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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