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Zachary A. Smith, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
259 E Erie Street; Ste 13-205 Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Zachary Smith's areas of specialization are general practice, spine surgery, and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. Dr. Smith studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include scoliosis, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

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

Matthew C. Tate, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Neurosurgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
675 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2210
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Tate is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in general practice and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise consist of head injury, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and brain tumor. Dr. Tate is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tate's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

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

John P Hayes, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Radiation Oncology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
250 E Superior Street; Ste Lc-2101 Prentice Women's Hospital
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Hayes' areas of specialization are general practice and radiation oncology. Dr. Hayes obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hayes include esophageal cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayes accepts. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hayes's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

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

Orin Bloch, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Neurosurgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2210
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Orin Bloch is a general practitioner and neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL. Dr. Bloch speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Bloch attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Bloch honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor, Meningioma, ... (Read more)

James P Chandler, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Oncology, Neurosurgery
average rating 3.45 stars (14 ratings)
675 N Saint Clair Street; Ste 20-250 Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. James Chandler is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in general practice, oncology (cancer care), and neurosurgery. His clinical interests 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. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Chandler completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Chandler is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chandler takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He 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)

George R Cybulski, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2.83 stars (9 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; Ste 13-205 Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Cybulski's medical specialty is general practice, spine surgery, and neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cybulski is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Cybulski is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Cybulski studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Cybulski's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center.

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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)

Alan G. Micco, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Otology and Neurotology
average rating 4 stars (2 ratings)
675 North St Clair Street; #15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alan Micco's specialties are general practice and otology and neurotology. He practices in Chicago, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and eustachian tuboplasty. Dr. Micco accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Micco has an open panel.

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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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