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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 practices neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include gamma knife radiosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal instrumentation (e.g. rods/screws/metal plates). He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sather honors. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sather completed a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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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 has a special interest in cancer screening and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Wagner is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He is in-network 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: 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 neurosurgery specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and endoscopic skull base surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Zacharia is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zacharia attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Zacharia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Sign Language, and Korean.

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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 is a neurosurgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cockroft include stent placement (stenting), brain aneurysm, and neurosurgery. Dr. Cockroft accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Cockroft attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is 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 works as a neurosurgeon in Hershey, PA. These areas are among Dr. McInerney's clinical interests: parkinson's disease, gamma knife radiosurgery, and spinal cord stimulator. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is 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 neurosurgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, neurosurgery, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Agarwal attended Boston University School of Medicine. 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Hershey, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mackley include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Mackley attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mackley takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Back to Search Results; Metropolitan Who's Who Professional Honor Society; and RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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

Dr. Huseyin Isildak, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Huseyin Isildak practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Hershey, PA. Dr. Isildak has a special interest in dizziness and cochlear implant surgery. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is a graduate of Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Dizziness, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Ear Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Acoustic Neuroma

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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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