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Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Rajendran performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Rajendran welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine K Park-Leonard, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Park-Leonard's specialty is radiation oncology. Her clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Park-Leonard attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Park-Leonard takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Martin J Boyer, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Martin Boyer specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. He attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteopathic medicine and radiation therapy. Dr. Boyer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Boyer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,084
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. Patrick J Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
120 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Sweeney studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sweeney completed residency programs at Ohio State University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Sweeney is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,084
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. Rajiv J Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rajiv Patel specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Est, IL, and La Grange, IL. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Patel obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $1,084
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. Sean A Salehi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1 Westbrook Corp Center; Suite 800
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sean Salehi practices neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salehi's areas of expertise include brain surgery, microsurgery, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Salehi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Microsurgery, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Fungal Infection, Microdiscectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Marion Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Pasciak is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath works as an urologist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bockrath include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bockrath is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Bockrath's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Lyon, who practices in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Lyon accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lyon trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Edgar S Carell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Edgar Carell's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He practices in Hinsdale, IL. These areas are among Dr. Carell's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Carell's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry J Sidorow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Barry Sidorow works as a cardiologist in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Sidorow's clinical interests include pacemaker implantation, carotid artery disease, and pacemaker. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Sidorow is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Digianfilippo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
700 East Ogden
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Digianfilippo is a neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Digianfilippo include laminectomy, gamma knife radiosurgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Digianfilippo has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Discectomy, Laser Surgery, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane F Follman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Duane Follman's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Follman is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Follman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Valvuloplasty, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, Arrhythmias, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel S Krengel, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
950 N York Road; Suite 208
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Samuel Krengel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), testicular problems, and incontinence. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krengel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krengel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Infertility, Brachytherapy, Incontinence, Vasectomy, Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.

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