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

Dr. Ramji Rajendran specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rajendran attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. Dr. Rajendran is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin J Boyer, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Boyer has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyer include osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyer has an open panel. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Boyer trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He has received the distinction of 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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sweeney attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Sweeney's 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. Rajiv J Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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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's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Ruge's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of gamma knife radiosurgery, neurosurgery, and imaging procedures. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruge attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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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' medical specialty is neurosurgery. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Bovis performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bovis is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CorVel, and more. Dr. Bovis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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All Interests: Facial Pain, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, Spine Surgery Procedures, Brain ... (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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