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Dr. Susan Cohen Pannullo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Susan Pannullo's specialty is neurosurgery. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pannullo's areas of expertise consist of gamma knife radiosurgery, second opinions, and brain cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Overlook Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Pannullo completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Pannullo has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Cum Laude, Cornell University Department of Anthropology; and American Cancer Society, Fellowship Award. Dr. Pannullo (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean.

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

All Interests: Second Opinions, Brain Cancer, Brain Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spine Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $8,467 - $32,218
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,129 - $1,567
Dr. Theodore H Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Theodore Schwartz's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Schwartz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, cushing's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Overlook Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz honors. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Marquis Who's Who in Healthcare; and The Global Directory of Who's Who (Top Doctors). Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Meningioma, Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy, Epilepsy Surgery, Seizure Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yaron Aharon Moshel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
11 Overlook Road; Suite 180
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Yaron Moshel's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Moshel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Moshel include skull base surgery, spinal cancer, and seizures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Moshel an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Brain Problems, Vaccines, Skull Base Surgery, Spinal Cancer, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joana S Emmolo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
33 Overlook Road; L05
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Joana Emmolo practices radiation oncology. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Her clinical interests include breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Emmolo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Emmolo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward M Soffen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
94 Old Short Hills Road; Saint Barnabas Medical Center Department of Radiation
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Soffen is a specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Soffen is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Soffen attended Temple University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis E Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
33 Overlook Road; #l05
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Schwartz specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Summit, NJ. His clinical interests encompass clinical trials, brain tumor, and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor

Dr. Mark Dennis Widmann, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
100 Madison Avenue; 4th Floor, Suite 4101
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Widmann, who practices in Morristown, NJ, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Widmann's clinical interests include cancer, lung surgery, and lung problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Widmann is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Widmann is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Thoracic Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Volpe, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Volpe is an urologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Volpe include bladder cancer, uroflowmetry, and post void residual study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Volpe attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Female ... (Read more)

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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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