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

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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, gamma knife radiosurgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Smith accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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

Dr. Tadanori Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
201 E. Huron; Suite 12-240
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tadanori Tomita is a pediatric neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Northbrook, IL. After completing medical school at Kobe University School of Medicine, Dr. Tomita performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His areas of expertise include the following: head injury, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and spine tumor. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tomita 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 the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Japanese. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Tomita is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

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

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

Dr. Matthew Tate is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include head injury, gamma knife radiosurgery, and brain tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tate is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tate trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Tate's professional affiliations include 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: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Head Injury, Epilepsy Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Brain Tumor

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

Dr. John Hayes' medical specialty is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and colon cancer. Dr. Hayes honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hayes is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Chandler's 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, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chandler obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chandler has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

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

Dr. Orin Bloch's specialty is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Bloch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Bloch attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Bloch speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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

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 practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cybulski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cybulski is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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

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

Dr. Alan Micco's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. These areas are among Dr. Micco's clinical interests: bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Micco has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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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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