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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 practices spine surgery and neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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

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

Dr. John Hayes is a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and colon cancer. Dr. Hayes is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, ... (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 in Chicago, IL. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Tate completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include head injury, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and brain tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tate accepts. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tate is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Head Injury, Epilepsy Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Brain Tumor

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

Dr. Orin Bloch is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bloch's areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, 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. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bloch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloch welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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

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

Dr. James Chandler is an oncology (cancer care) and neurosurgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandler include endoscopic sinus surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Chandler attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chandler has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. George Cybulski sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Cybulski average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cybulski's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Cybulski trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Alan Micco is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Micco is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Micco is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Micco has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Facial Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Skull Base Tumors, Laser Surgery, Mastoidectomy, Hearing ... (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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