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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran practices radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rajendran attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Martin J Boyer, 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyer include osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Boyer has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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
300 S Northwest Highway; Suite 207
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney practices radiation oncology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweeney include radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook 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. Dr. Sweeney is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

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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. Rajiv J Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include radiation therapy. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. John R Ruge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1875 Dempster Street, Suite 605; Physician Office Pavilion
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. John Ruge is a medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. His areas of expertise consist of gamma knife radiosurgery, neurosurgery, and imaging procedures. Dr. Ruge is professionally affiliated with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ruge at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Imaging Procedures, Neurosurgery

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

Dr. George Bovis works as a neurosurgeon in Park Ridge, IL. Dr. Bovis studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bovis completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bovis honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CorVel, and more. Dr. Bovis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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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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