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

Dr. Rajiv Patel's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Patel is especially interested in radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. 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
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, 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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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 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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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. John R Ruge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1875 Dempster Street, Suite 605; Physician Office Pavilion
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. John Ruge sees patients in Park Ridge, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Ruge focuses on gamma knife radiosurgery, neurosurgery, and imaging procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Ruge is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruge honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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' area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bovis include brain aneurysm, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Bovis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Bovis is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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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