We found 7 providers matching stereotactic radiosurgery and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Hershey, PA.

Dr Michael David Sather MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (231 ratings)
30 Hope Drive; Building B, Suite 1200, Po Box 859
Hershey, PA

Dr. Michael Sather is a neurosurgery specialist in Hershey, PA. His areas of expertise include gamma knife radiosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal instrumentation (e.g. rods/screws/metal plates). Patient ratings for Dr. Sather average 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sather honors. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Sather is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery, Spinal Instrumentation, Gamma Knife Radiosur ... (Read more)

Kevin M Cockroft MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (213 ratings)
30 Hope Drive; Building B, Suite 1200, Po Box 859
Hershey, PA

Dr. Kevin Cockroft's specialty is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), brain aneurysm, and neurosurgery. Dr. Cockroft is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He 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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cockroft takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

All Interests: Stent Placement, Brain Aneurysm, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Endovascular Dise ... (Read more)

Akash D Agarwal MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (239 ratings)
30 Hope Drive #859; Ec110
Hershey, PA

Dr. Akash Agarwal's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwal include brain aneurysm, neurosurgery, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agarwal accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

All Interests: Brain Aneurysm, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Endovascular Disease, Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor

James McInerney MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.77 stars out of 5 (170 ratings)
30 Hope Drive; Building B, Suite 1200, Po Box 859
Hershey, PA

Dr. James McInerney is a Hershey, PA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. McInerney obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His areas of expertise include tremors, parkinson's disease, and gamma knife radiosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. McInerney is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

All Interests: Epilepsy Surgery, Parkinson's Disease, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Movement Di ... (Read more)

Henry Wagner MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (67 ratings)
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA

Dr. Henry Wagner is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Wagner has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer screening and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Wagner's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy

Dr Brad E Zacharia
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (258 ratings)
30 Hope Drive; Building B, Suite 1200, Po Box 859
Hershey, PA

Dr. Brad Zacharia's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Zacharia attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has a special interest in spine tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and brain tumor. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zacharia is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

All Interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Spine Tumor, Brain Tumor

Heath Mackley MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (79 ratings)
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA

Dr. Heath Mackley's medical specialty is radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Dr. Mackley is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackley attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mackley has received professional recognition including the following: RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award; RTOG Resident Travel Grant Recipient; and Metropolitan Who's Who Professional Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, Gas ... (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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