We found 7 providers matching stereotactic radiosurgery and who accept Viant 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's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include scoliosis, gamma knife radiosurgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has an open panel. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayes include esophageal cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and colon cancer. Dr. Hayes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hayes's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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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's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and neurosurgery. He practices in Chicago, IL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Chandler is affiliated with 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandler has an open panel. His 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)

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

Dr. Orin Bloch specializes in neurosurgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bloch include spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bloch is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting 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 is a neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in head injury, gamma knife radiosurgery, and brain tumor. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tate is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tate completed a residency program 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. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Patients gave Dr. Cybulski an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cybulski has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Micco include bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Micco accepts. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Micco is open to 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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