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Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pasciak trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bockrath trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean A Salehi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1 Westbrook Corp Center; Suite 800
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sean Salehi is a neurosurgery specialist in Westchester, IL. His clinical interests include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). On average, patients gave Dr. Salehi a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salehi honors. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Salehi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Microsurgery, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Fungal Infection, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Lyon practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyon takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lyon is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lyon trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Edgar S Carell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Edgar Carell specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease) and practices in Hinsdale, IL. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carell include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. Dr. Carell takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Carell's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry J Sidorow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Barry Sidorow is an adult cardiology specialist in Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sidorow include pacemaker implantation, carotid artery disease, and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sidorow is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Sidorow's training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Digianfilippo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
700 East Ogden
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Digianfilippo is a neurosurgery specialist in Hinsdale, IL and Westmont, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Digianfilippo speaks Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, gamma knife radiosurgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Digianfilippo is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Digianfilippo has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Discectomy, Laser Surgery, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane F Follman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Duane Follman is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Follman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Follman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Valvuloplasty, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, Arrhythmias, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel S Krengel, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
950 N York Road; Suite 208
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Samuel Krengel is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), testicular problems, and incontinence. Dr. Krengel is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krengel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Infertility, Brachytherapy, Incontinence, Vasectomy, Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopic ... (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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