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Radiation Oncologists

A radiation oncologist is a physician who has received four years of additional training in treatments using radiation. Each of the radiation oncologists at the Swedish Radiosurgery Center is CyberKnife and/or Gamma Knife certified, and is involved with all radiosurgery treatments. All of them have many years of experience and are experts in their field.

The radiation oncologist will follow your progress during and after treatment to help manage any side effects, and will work closely with your personal physician and oncologist.

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Neurosurgeons

A neurosurgeon is a physician who has received additional training in surgery and, in particular, surgery of the central nervous system. A neurosurgeon operates on the brain, spine and other parts of the central nervous system.

Neurosurgeons who are affiliated with the Swedish Radiosurgery Center are CyberKnife and/or Gamma Knife certified.

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Physicists

The medical physicist is a health-care professional who has received special education in the equipment and techniques required to use radiation as a treatment, including training on CyberKnife and Gamma Knife.

The medical physicist will collaborate with your radiation oncologist to determine the appropriate dose of radiation and location. The medical physicist also will monitor the equipment and procedures to ensure you safely receive the appropriate radiation dose in the correct location.

Cristian Cotrutz, Ph.D.
CyberKnife and Gamma Knife certified

Francisco Li, M.Sc., RSO
CyberKnife and Gamma Knife certified

Radiation Oncology Nurse

Radiation oncology nurses have received additional education and accreditation in oncology nursing and in the care of patients receiving radiation therapy. A radiation oncology nurse will help evaluate you before treatment begins and play a key role in educating you about the treatment and its effects. Your radiation oncology nurse will follow your progress during and after treatment to help manage any side effects you might experience.

Radiation Therapist

The radiation therapist is a professional technologist who has received specialized training in the delivery of radiation treatments, including the use of CyberKnife and Gamma Knife. On the day of your treatment, he or she will ensure you are positioned correctly and comfortably on the treatment table and will safely administer the radiation treatment according to the plan developed by your radiation oncologist and medical physicist. Although the radiation therapist will not remain in the room with you, he or she will constantly monitor your progress.

Patient Services Coordinator

Our patient services coordinator will greet you when you arrive at the center. On the day of your first visit she will collect information from you that will be used to register you in our computer system and set up your medical record. Our patient services coordinator is available to help answer your questions or direct you to another staff member who can provide the information.

Scheduler

Our scheduler will work closely with you to schedule and coordinate your appointments for treatment planning, treatment and follow-up visits.

Radiosurgery Financial Counselor

Our financial counselor is available to assist you with your insurance and billing questions. If you do not have insurance or think you might need financial assistance for your radiosurgery treatment, our financial counselor will connect you with the right department at Swedish Medical Center for your particular needs.