We found 6 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Park Ridge, IL.

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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, 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
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, 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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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
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, 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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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
300 S Northwest Highway; Suite 207
Park Ridge, 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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All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,084
  • Medicare Cost: $111
Dr. John R Ruge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1875 Dempster Street, Suite 605; Physician Office Pavilion
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. John Ruge is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruge's areas of expertise include gamma knife radiosurgery, neurosurgery, and imaging procedures. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ruge accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Neurosurgery

Dr. George Kostas Bovis, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1875 Dempster Street; Suite 605
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. George Bovis practices neurosurgery in Park Ridge, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bovis include brain aneurysm, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Bovis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Bovis is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Bovis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Facial Pain, Meningioma, Imaging Procedures, Brain Aneurysm, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $22,843
  • Medicare Cost: $1,634

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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.