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Dr. Kurtis Ian Auguste Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
744 52nd Street; Suite 5203
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kurtis Auguste sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. He speaks Spanish. In Dr. Auguste's practice, he is particularly interested in spasticity, gamma knife radiosurgery, and epilepsy. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He attended Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Auguste accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Spina Bifida, Seizure Disorders, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter P Sun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
744 52nd Street; 5th Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Peter Sun is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Modesto, CA. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Japanese. His areas of expertise include neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Sun's residency was performed at New York Downtown Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sun honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Dystonia, Brain Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Sumi Chung, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Christine Chung's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She is especially interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Chung takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Chung completed a residency program at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Chung (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and French. Dr. Chung's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chung is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lawrence Rembert, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. James Rembert is a radiation oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rembert attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Rembert is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

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

Dr. Sravana Kumar Chennupati, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Sravana Chennupati is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Berkeley, CA and Pleasant Hill, CA. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Chennupati is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chennupati's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

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Dr. Gordon Tang, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2999 Regent Street; Suite 715
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Tang's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Berkeley, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurosurgery. Dr. Tang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Tang completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva works as a radiation oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Sachdeva has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sachdeva trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) speaks Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. Dr. Sachdeva's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal ... (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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