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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue; Room G355
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Arif Shaikh, who practices in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He has a special interest in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), lung cancer, and head and neck problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaikh honors. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Shaikh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Shaikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. Gary J. Schreiber M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
355 Ridge Avenue; G258
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Gary Schreiber's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Schreiber attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schreiber's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $545
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2650 Ridge Avenue; Room G355
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. William Bloomer practices radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Bloomer is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $110

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2650 Ridge Avenue; Room G355
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Ranjeev Nanda's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Nanda has indicated that his clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), head and neck cancer, and brain tumor. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Nanda attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumor

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4700 N Marine Drive; Suite 100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marina Kuznetsova is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. For her residency, Dr. Kuznetsova trained at Rush University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Kuznetsova has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $545
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5020 N Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nam Kim is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He honors Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 61
  • Charge (avg.): $440 - $854
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $244 - $427
Issam A. Awad MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2650 Ridge Avenue; Neurosurgery Department Room 4222
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Issam Awad is a neurosurgeon. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Awad include brain aneurysm, hemorrhagic stroke, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Awad (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Epilepsy Surgery, Brain Aneurysm, Skull Base Tumors, Carotid Artery Surgery, Neurocritical Care, ... (Read more)

Daniel Laich D.O.
Specializes in Neurosurgery
average rating 3.8 stars (15 ratings)
5115 N. Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Laich is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Aurora, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Laich include minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Laich is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Laich at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laich honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spine Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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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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