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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 works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil.

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

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Martin Boyer practices radiation oncology. He has a special interest in osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. Dr. Boyer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Boyer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyer has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Patrick Sweeney sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Sweeney is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. 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. Dr. Sweeney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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
800 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Barrington, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her clinical interests include radiation therapy. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Park-Leonard's 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's professional affiliations include 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 practices neurosurgery in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His areas of expertise include cervical laminectomy, artificial disc replacement, and anterior cervical fusion. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenblatt honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rosenblatt has received include Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Artificial 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 is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Bertoglio 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, cervical laminectomy, and artificial disc replacement. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bertoglio is affiliated with 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 practices neurosurgery in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yadla include laminectomy, brain aneurysm, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Yadla is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Yadla's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Yadla (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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.

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