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Dr. Behnam B Badie, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Behnam Badie practices neurosurgery in South Pasadena, CA, Arcadia, CA, and Duarte, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Badie include pituitary tumor and acoustic neuroma. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinctions: Departmental Teaching Award in Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin2003; Best Doctors in America; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. Dr. Badie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical Interests: Meningioma, Skull Base Tumors, Acoustic Neuroma, Cancer, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,257
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,037
Dr. Percy Po-Yih Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center; Suite B265
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Percy Lee's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Lee graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lee's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Voted Best Doctors; American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Science Education Award; and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lee is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Isaac Yang, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Stein Plaza, Wasserman; Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Isaac Yang specializes in neurosurgery and practices in San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include concussion, lipoma, and spinal cord tumor. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Yang's distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars; Honors and Special Awards; and UCLA Gold Humanism Honor Society Inaugural Selection Committee. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Facial Pain, Tumor, Meningioma, Head Injury, Brain Cancer, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ray M Chu, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
127 S San Vicente Boulevard, Department of Neurosurgery; Sixth Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ray Chu sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Chu's clinical interests encompass acoustic neuroma. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chu's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Neurosurgery Crystal Apple Teaching Award - 2013.

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Clinical Interests: Brain Cancer, Acoustic Neuroma

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  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $5,568
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,010

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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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