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

Dr. Arif Shaikh practices radiation oncology in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and head and neck problems. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Shaikh accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. Dr. Shaikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Evanston, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise consist of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schreiber graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Ranjeev Nanda is a radiation oncologist in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Nanda include gamma knife radiosurgery, head and neck cancer, and brain tumor. Dr. Nanda is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Nanda is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Gamma Knife 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. Her medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Kuznetsova honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kuznetsova's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Laich is a neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Laich has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Laich average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laich accepts. 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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