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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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajendran graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He 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)

Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $1,084
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. Martin J Boyer, MD, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer's specialty is radiation oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer's areas of expertise consist of osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His professional 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, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Boyer's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,084
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
120 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney practices radiation oncology in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. Dr. Sweeney honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Sweeney is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,084
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. Catherine K Park-Leonard, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Park-Leonard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Park-Leonard is accepting new patients. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pasciak attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pasciak has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Bockrath is an urologist. His clinical interests include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Bockrath attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

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

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

Dr. Sean Salehi's specialty is neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Salehi attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Salehi include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Patient ratings for Dr. Salehi average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Salehi 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, Microdiscectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Lyon sees patients in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Lyon attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lyon welcomes new patients.

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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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease) in Hinsdale, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. Dr. Carell is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Carell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA).

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, 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 is an adult cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: pacemaker implantation, carotid artery disease, and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sidorow studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sidorow trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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's specialty is neurosurgery. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Digianfilippo attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, gamma knife radiosurgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Digianfilippo average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Digianfilippo has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include 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. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Follman attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Follman 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, Stent, 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Hinsdale, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), testicular problems, and incontinence. Dr. Krengel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is affiliated with 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.

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