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Dr. Theodore H Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Theodore Schwartz is a neurosurgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include spinal cord tumor, cushing's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Schwartz accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After attending Harvard Medical School and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Marquis Who's Who in Healthcare; and The Global Directory of Who's Who (Top Doctors). In addition to English, Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Meningioma, Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy, Epilepsy Surgery, Seizure Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan C Pannullo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Susan Pannullo's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of gamma knife radiosurgery, second opinions, and brain cancer. Dr. Pannullo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Cum Laude, Cornell University Department of Anthropology; and American Cancer Society, Fellowship Award. Dr. Pannullo is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Overlook Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Brain Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Benign Tumor, Spine Problems, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $8,467 - $32,218
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,129 - $1,567
Dr. Yaron Aharon Moshel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
11 Overlook Road; Suite 180
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Yaron Moshel is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ. He is conversant in Hebrew. His areas of expertise include the following: skull base surgery, spinal cancer, and seizures. Dr. Moshel's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Moshel is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Brain Problems, Vaccines, Skull Base Surgery, Spinal Cancer, Robotic Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward M Soffen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
94 Old Short Hills Road; Saint Barnabas Medical Center Department of Radiation
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Soffen's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soffen include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Soffen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joana S Emmolo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
33 Overlook Road; L05
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Joana Emmolo is a Summit, NJ physician who specializes in radiation oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: gynecologic cancer, brain cancer, and musculoskeletal problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Emmolo attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Emmolo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Emmolo's professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis E Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
33 Overlook Road; #l05
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Schwartz is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is especially interested in clinical trials, brain tumor, and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Schwartz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor

Dr. Mark Dennis Widmann, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
100 Madison Avenue; 4th Floor, Suite 4101
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Widmann is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer, lung surgery, and lung problems. Dr. Widmann is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Widmann trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Robotic Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Volpe, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Volpe is a Berkeley Heights, NJ physician who specializes in urologic oncology. Dr. Volpe's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, uroflowmetry, and post void residual study. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Volpe's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Female ... (Read more)

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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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