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Dr. Frank P.K. Hsu, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Frank Hsu's specialty is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Hsu a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hsu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America - Neurological Surgery. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's), Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC), and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Movement Disorders, Spine Problems, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. A.M. Nisar Mehdi Syed, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
24302 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Alam Syed is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Syed has a special interest in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Ajmel A.K. Puthawala, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology
24302 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ajmel Puthawala is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology and pediatric oncology. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Dr. Puthawala takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Puthawala (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Puthawala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Asif Raoof Harsolia, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
24302 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Asif Harsolia works as a radiation oncologist in Fountain Valley, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Dr. Harsolia is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Harsolia attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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

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Dr. Steven J Damore, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
24302 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Steven Damore's specialty is radiation oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Damore average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Dr. Damore's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Damore takes. Dr. Damore graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

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Dr. Farzad Massoudi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; 504
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Farzad Massoudi is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Massoudi average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Massoudi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Massoudi is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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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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