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Dr. Murali Guthikonda, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery
Harper Professional Building, Suite 925; 4160 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. Murali Guthikonda works as a neurosurgeon and surgical oncologist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Guthikonda is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Dr. Guthikonda has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Guthikonda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spine Reconstruction, Endoscopic Surgery, Brain Cancer, Back Problems, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandeep Mittal, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery
4100 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. Sandeep Mittal, who practices in Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mittal include gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary tumor, and cranioplasty. He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Dr. Mittal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks French and Hindi.

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

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Eunwoo Eunwoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. Harold Kim is a specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer


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What is Stereotactic Radiosurgery?

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a type of radiation therapy used in the treatment of tumors, cancers, and other conditions. It uses precise beams to attack the DNA of affected cells in particular areas of the body, limiting the area that is exposed to radiation so that healthy cells can be avoided. With their DNA damaged, the diseased cells are unable to reproduce, and they shrink over time. Despite its name, stereotactic radiosurgery is nonsurgical: radiation beams are delivered from outside of the body, and no incisions are required. SRS can be done on the brain (cranial radiosurgery), the spine (spinal radiosurgery), and other areas of the body (stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT).

SRS can be used alone or as a supplement to other treatments. Because it minimizes damage to healthy tissue, it is preferred over less specific radiation therapies when possible, such as conventional external beam radiation (EBRT), especially in sensitive regions like the brain. Whereas conventional EBRT would target the whole brain, cranial SRS could be performed with greater specificity, making it suitable for smaller tumors and those in difficult-to-reach locations.

In determining your treatment plan, your doctors will also need to consider the urgency of your condition. Radiation therapies take time before they are effective. Depending on what is being treated, it may be weeks (arteriovenous malformations, or tangled blood vessels), months (cancerous, or malignant, tumors), or even years (non-cancerous, or benign, tumors) before you experience the benefits from SRS. For situations that require more immediate care, open surgery may be the first option. SRS might then be performed to eliminate any remaining diseased cells.

SRS machines typically differ based on the type of beams they deliver. Two common brands of machines include the Gamma Knife and CyberKnife.

  • Gamma Knife machines are usually used to deliver gamma rays to small brain tumors and other brain lesions, although they can also target the neck and head. Gamma Knife radiosurgery requires that you wear a large head frame during treatment. Treatment is completed in a single session, and multiple areas can be targeted in one sitting.
  • CyberKnife radiosurgery can deliver X-rays to any part of the body, using a robotic arm, which allows this technique to accommodate for tumor or patient movement, such as breathing. You will receive your treatment lying down while the system moves around you. Treatment may occur in single or multiple sessions.

Cranial and spinal radiosurgery are usually completed in a single treatment session, while SBRT tends to require multiple. Each session can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours depending on the type of treatment and the target location. You may return home the same day that you receive your treatment and resume normal activities within 2-3 days.

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