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

Dr. Robert Pasciak works as an urologist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Pasciak honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pasciak has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

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

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

Dr. Sean Salehi's specialty is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Salehi include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salehi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Salehi is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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

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

Dr. John Bockrath is an urologist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bockrath include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bockrath takes. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bockrath's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

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

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

Dr. Paul Lyon specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lyon's areas of expertise consist of brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lyon trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Carell include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carell accepts. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Carell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: pacemaker implantation, carotid artery disease, and pacemaker. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Sidorow attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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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 neurosurgeon. He speaks Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Digianfilippo include laminectomy, gamma knife radiosurgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Digianfilippo is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Digianfilippo obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Hinsdale, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Follman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Follman accepts. Dr. Follman studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), testicular problems, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Krengel attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Krengel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krengel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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