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Dr. John P Hayes, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste Lc-2101
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Hayes works as a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayes include esophageal cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hayes attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Hayes is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $547
  • Medicare Cost: $111
Dr. John A Kalapurakal, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
251 E Huron Street; Galter Pavillion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Kalapurakal specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kalapurakal include cancer. Dr. Kalapurakal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Kottayam and the University of Kerala, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Erlanger Health System. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kalapurakal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Malay, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Kalapurakal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $547
  • Medicare Cost: $111
Dr. Jonathan Blake Strauss, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste Lc-2101
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Strauss is a radiation oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strauss include brachytherapy (seed implants), gynecologic cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Strauss accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Strauss is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $761 - $1,501
  • Medicare Cost: $248 - $434
Dr. Eric Donald Donnelly, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
251 E Huron Street; Galter Pavilion, Lc-178
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Eric Donnelly specializes in radiation oncology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Donnelly's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Donnelly is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Mercy Catholic Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $547
  • Medicare Cost: $111
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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1448 N. Lakeshore Drive 2c
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Vincenzo Demasi's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He accepts Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Demasi studied medicine at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is affiliated with Atlantic General Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $736 - $1,631
  • Medicare Cost: $239 - $420
Dr. Tadanori Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
201 E. Huron; Suite 12-240
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tadanori Tomita is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Kobe University School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Tomita's clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), spine tumor, and neurosurgery. Dr. Tomita's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Tomita is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor, Hydrocephalus, Spina ... (Read more)

Dr. Alok I Jaju, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 800; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alok Jaju is a pediatric radiologist and diagnostic radiologist. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. He honors Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaju's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Nagpur and residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital. Dr. Jaju's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Zachary Adam Adam Smith, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
259 E Erie Street Ste 13-205; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Zachary Smith is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Complex Spine Surgery, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Raymond Cybulski, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
259 E Erie Street Ste 13-205; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Cybulski is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Cybulski's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Cybulski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Traumatic Brain Injury, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan G Micco, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
675 North St Clair Street; #15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alan Micco, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Micco include bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Micco is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Micco has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Facial Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Skull Base Tumors, Laser Surgery, Mastoidectomy, Hearing ... (Read more)

Dr. James P Chandler, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Neurosurgery
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 20-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. James Chandler works as an oncologist and neurosurgeon. Dr. Chandler's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, spinal trauma, and gamma knife radiosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Chandler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,268
  • Medicare Cost: $1,220
Dr. Matthew Christopher Tate, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
675 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2210
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Tate's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), brain tumor, and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Tate takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tate is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Epilepsy Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.