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We found 8 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept Healthspring Medicare near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 W Biesterfield Road; Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,084
  • Medicare Cost: $111
Dr. Rajiv Jashu Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 W Biesterfield Road; Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Patel graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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
800 W. Biesterfield Road; Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Boyer's clinical interests encompass osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer takes 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. Dr. Boyer is open to new patients.

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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
800 W Biesterfield Road; Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney is a radiation oncologist in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Sweeney welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sweeney completed residency programs at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

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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
800 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard's specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Park-Leonard include radiation therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Park-Leonard is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Szymon Sami Rosenblatt, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
800 Blesterfield Road; Suite 610
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Szymon Rosenblatt's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenblatt include cervical laminectomy, disc replacement, and anterior cervical fusion. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosenblatt attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Rosenblatt is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Facial Pain, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, Disc ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Andrew Bertoglio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
800 Biesterfield Road; Eberle Suite 610
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Bertoglio sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, cervical laminectomy, and disc replacement. Dr. Bertoglio is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Posterior Spinal Fusion, Facial Pain, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Yadla, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 610, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Yadla works as a neurosurgeon in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Yadla include laminectomy, brain aneurysm, and gamma knife radiosurgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Yadla completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Yadla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, ... (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.