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

Dr. Daniel Laich specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Aurora, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Laich takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Laich completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

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

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

Dr. Arif Shaikh practices radiation oncology in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Dr. Shaikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), lung cancer, and head and neck problems. Dr. Shaikh is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Shaikh attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

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

Dr. Gary J Schreiber, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
355 Ridge Avenue; G258
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Gary Schreiber is a radiation oncology specialist in Evanston, IL and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests encompass intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Schreiber is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Schreiber takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

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

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

Dr. Ranjeev Nanda practices radiation oncology in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. He has a special interest in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), head and neck cancer, and brain tumor. Dr. Nanda accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Nanda 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

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

Dr. Marina Kuznetsova is a radiation oncologist in Chicago, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Kuznetsova takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kuznetsova is 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

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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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