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

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

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Relevant Interests: , 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 works as a neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, cushing's disease, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Schwartz completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schwartz 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) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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. He practices in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Moshel's clinical interests: skull base surgery, spinal cancer, and seizures. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moshel graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Moshel (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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. 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 specializes in radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Soffen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Soffen welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Joana Emmolo practices radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Emmolo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. These areas are among her clinical interests: gynecologic cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Emmolo's professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Emmolo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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

Dr. Louis Schwartz's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: clinical trials, brain tumor, and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Morristown, NJ. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Widmann is conversant in Sign Language. Clinical interests for Dr. Widmann include cancer, lung surgery, and lung problems. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Widmann's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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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 a physician who specializes in urologic oncology. Dr. Volpe's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests 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 takes Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Volpe obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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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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