We found 14 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept HealthSmart near Downers Grove, IL.

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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rajendran has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,084
  • Medicare Cost: $111
Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has an open panel. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,084
  • Medicare Cost: $111
Dr. Martin J Boyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. In his practice, Dr. Boyer focuses on osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Boyer is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Boyer is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,084
  • Medicare Cost: $111
Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
120 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Sweeney obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sweeney takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,084
  • Medicare Cost: $111
Dr. Catherine K Park-Leonard, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard is a specialist in radiation oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in radiation therapy. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Park-Leonard graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Park-Leonard's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Pasciak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Pasciak attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pasciak honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean A Salehi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1 Westbrook Corp Center; Suite 800
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sean Salehi's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Salehi include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Salehi at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salehi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Microsurgery, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Fungal Infection, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Bockrath honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bockrath's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Lyon practices urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Lyon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Edgar S Carell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Edgar Carell works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and vascular medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Clinical interests for Dr. Carell include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. Dr. Carell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry J Sidorow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Barry Sidorow's specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include pacemaker implantation, carotid artery disease, and pacemaker. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Sidorow attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Sidorow honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Digianfilippo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
700 East Ogden
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Digianfilippo specializes in neurosurgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, gamma knife radiosurgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Digianfilippo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Digianfilippo studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

All Interests: Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Discectomy, Laser Surgery, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane F Follman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Duane Follman practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Hinsdale, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Follman a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Follman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Follman graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Valvuloplasty, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, Arrhythmias, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel S Krengel, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
950 N York Road; Suite 208
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Samuel Krengel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), testicular problems, and incontinence. Dr. Krengel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Krengel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Infertility, Brachytherapy, Incontinence, Vasectomy, Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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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.