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Dr. Michael David Sather, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 1200; Po Box 859
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sather, who practices in Hershey, PA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sather include gamma knife radiosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal instrumentation (e.g. rods/screws/metal plates). Dr. Sather is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery, Spinal Instrumentation, Gamma Knife ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry N Wagner Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
500 University Drive; Ch63
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Henry Wagner is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Hershey, PA. Dr. Wagner's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Brad Evan Zacharia, MS, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 1200; Po Box 859
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Brad Zacharia is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Zacharia obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zacharia include spine tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and endoscopic skull base surgery. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zacharia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Zacharia is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Spine Tumor, Brain Tumor

Dr. Kevin M Cockroft, MS, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 1200; Po Box 859
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Cockroft's area of specialization is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), brain aneurysm, and neurosurgery. Dr. Cockroft has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cockroft accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Stent Placement, Brain Aneurysm, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. James Mc Inerney, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 1200; Po Box 859
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. James McInerney is a Hershey, PA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: parkinson's disease, gamma knife radiosurgery, and spinal cord stimulator. Dr. McInerney is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Epilepsy Surgery, Parkinson's Disease, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Movement ... (Read more)

Dr. Akash Deep Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
30 Hope Drive #859; Ec110
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Akash Agarwal is a neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, neurosurgery, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Agarwal graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Agarwal is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Brain Aneurysm, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Endovascular Disease, Neurosurgery, Spine Problems, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Heath Brandon Mackley, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
500 University Drive; Ch63
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Heath Mackley, who practices in Hershey, PA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Mackley has indicated that his clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mackley include: Back to Search Results; Metropolitan Who's Who Professional Honor Society; and RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award.

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All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Skin ... (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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