We found 8 providers matching stereotactic radiosurgery and who accept MultiPlan near Chicago, IL.

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. Dr. Tomita speaks Japanese. His areas of expertise include the following: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), spine tumor, and neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at Kobe University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Tomita has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Tomita 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. Zachary Adam Smith, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
259 E Erie Street Ste 13-205; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Zachary Smith's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Smith attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include 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: Spine Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Complex Spine Surgery, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Hayes' area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and colon cancer. Dr. Hayes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hayes 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)

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. His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, spinal trauma, and gamma knife radiosurgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chandler takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Chandler is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), 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), Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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

Dr. Orin Bloch, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2210
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Orin Bloch practices neurosurgery in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloch include spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bloch welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Meningioma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Christopher Tate, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
675 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2210
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Tate practices neurosurgery in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), brain tumor, and epilepsy surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tate honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tate's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

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

Dr. George Cybulski specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Chicago, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cybulski's clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cybulski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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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 practices otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Micco is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Micco accepts. Dr. Micco has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting 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)

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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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