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Dr. Michael David Sather, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 1200; Po Box 859
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sather specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Hershey, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sather include gamma knife radiosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal instrumentation (e.g. rods/screws/metal plates). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin M Cockroft, MS, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 1200; Po Box 859
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Cockroft's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cockroft's areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), brain aneurysm, and neurosurgery. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cockroft is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

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

Dr. Henry Wagner Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
500 University Drive; Ch63
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Henry Wagner is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. His clinical interests include cancer screening and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Wagner takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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

Dr. Akash Deep Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
30 Hope Drive #859; Ec110
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Akash Agarwal is a neurosurgeon. Dr. Agarwal's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, neurosurgery, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for his residency. 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, Spine Problems, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Evan Zacharia, MS, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 1200; Po Box 859
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Brad Zacharia is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and endoscopic skull base surgery. Dr. Zacharia is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is professionally 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

Dr. Heath Brandon Mackley, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
500 University Drive; Ch63
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Heath Mackley is a radiation oncology specialist in Hershey, PA. He has a special interest in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Mackley accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mackley include: Back to Search Results; Metropolitan Who's Who Professional Honor Society; and RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award. Dr. Mackley is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. James Mc Inerney, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 1200; Po Box 859
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. James McInerney works as a neurosurgeon in Hershey, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: tremors, parkinson's disease, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. McInerney is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. Huseyin Isildak, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Huseyin Isildak's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Isildak has a special interest in dizziness and cochlear implant surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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All Interests: Dizziness, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Ear Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Acoustic Neuroma

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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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