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Dr. Paul M Arnold, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 405
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Paul Arnold is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Arnold completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arnold include endarterectomy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arnold takes. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Arnold is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Disc Problems, Pain, Tumor, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Spina Bifida, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Isobel Woodrow, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 405
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sarah Woodrow works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Dr. Woodrow's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: spinal AVM, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Woodrow is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Disc Problems, Pain, Tumor, Spinal AVM, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Herniated Disc, Bone Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Edward Stepp, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 405
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Stepp is a neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Stepp is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Stepp include skull base cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Stepp has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Menorah Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Disc Problems, Pain, Tumor, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Herniated Disc, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,028
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $969
Dr. Fen Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4033
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Fen Wang's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese and German. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and rectal cancer. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Wang attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy C Ryken, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 405
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Ryken specializes in neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryken include skull base cancer, spinal AVM, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Ryken performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spinal AVM, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Compression Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Pulfer Mitchell, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3901 Boulevard; Mailstop 4033
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Melissa Mitchell is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, throat cancer, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitchell honors. Dr. Mitchell is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Christopher Erik Lominska, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4033
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Lominska works as a radiation oncologist. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lominska include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and throat cancer. Dr. Lominska is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Lominska attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Graves Disease, Penile Cancer, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenon S Qamar, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Ll 020
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kenon Qamar is a specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Qamar performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Qamar is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. Xinglei Shen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4033
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Xinglei Shen works as a radiation oncologist in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shen include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen honors. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Shen attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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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