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

Dr. Arif Shaikh works as a radiation oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), lung cancer, and head and neck problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaikh graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shaikh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Shaikh is 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, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
355 Ridge Avenue; G258
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Gary Schreiber's specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Schreiber honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloomer include lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), head and neck cancer, and brain tumor. Dr. Nanda accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 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 Chicago, IL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. In her practice, Dr. Kuznetsova focuses on robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Kuznetsova is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She 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 practices radiation oncology. Dr. Kim 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
Dr. Issam A Awad, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2650 Ridge Avenue; Neurosurgery Department Room 4222
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Issam Awad's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Awad include brain aneurysm, hemorrhagic stroke, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Awad has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Awad is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Awad (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Awad is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

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

Dr. Daniel Thomas Laich, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5115 N Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Laich's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Laich trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. He has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laich takes. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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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