We found 9 providers matching stereotactic radiosurgery and who accept MultiPlan near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Zachary Adam Smith, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
259 E Erie Street Ste 13-205; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Zachary Smith works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include scoliosis, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Complex Spine Surgery, Back Problems, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Tadanori Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
201 E. Huron; Suite 12-240
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tadanori Tomita is a pediatric neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Northbrook, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: head injury, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and spine tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Tomita average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tomita is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kobe University School of Medicine, Dr. Tomita performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Tomita's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Head Injury, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Christopher Tate, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
675 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2210
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Tate is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of head injury, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and brain tumor. Dr. Tate is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Tate is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Head Injury, Epilepsy Surgery, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor

Dr. John P Hayes, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste Lc-2101
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Hayes is a radiation oncology specialist. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hayes's education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James P Chandler, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Neurosurgery
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 20-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. James Chandler works as an oncologist and neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Chandler include endoscopic sinus surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Chandler average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chandler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Chandler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Head Injury, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Orin Bloch, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2210
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Orin Bloch sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Bloch is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Bloch's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Meningioma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. George R Cybulski, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
259 E Erie Street Ste 13-205; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Cybulski is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Cybulski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cybulski is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Head Injury, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Traumatic Brain Injury, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Osaama H Khan, MS, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-250; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Osaama Khan specializes in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Khan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Khan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Meningioma, Endoscopic Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan G Micco, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
675 North St Clair Street; #15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alan Micco is an otologist and neurotologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Micco's areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and eustachian tuboplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Micco's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Facial Problems, Eustachian Tuboplasty, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Approaches, Skull Base Tumors, ... (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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