Proton beam therapy is an advanced form of external radiotherapy that uses high-energy proton beams instead of photon x-ray beams or electrons. Carefully measured doses of protons are delivered to the precise area needing treatment, using the latest IBA ProteusONE technology. This ensures that the delivery of proton beam therapy is highly accurate and prevents the risk of radiation reaching surrounding healthy tissue.
Radiotherapy is used to kill and destroy cancer cells. It utilises radiation in the form of high-energy x-rays, known as photons, to kill and damage the cancerous cells and prevent their growth and reproduction. It can be used as a non-surgical option to treat cancer, and it can also be used to shrink a tumour or in combination with other treatments.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres and Elekta are bringing the next generation of personalised adaptive radiotherapy technology to oncology centres across the UK, with the new MR-linac Elekta Unity now available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West in Liverpool.
Mr Shashank Chitgopkar is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Rutherford Cancer Centre North West. His main area of work is adult degenerative spinal surgery from the cervical spine to the coccyx, and on-call work involving spinal trauma and tumours.
Mr Shashank Chitgopkar is an honorary senior lecturer at the Edge Hill University of Liverpool and the Lead for its MCh in Spinal Surgery training programme. He has completed six years of specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Mersey rotation and has been awarded his CCT. Mr Shashank Chitgopkar is trained in spinal surgery with fellowships at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic hospital in Oswestry, Alder Hey children’s hospital, and Hope & Manchester Children’s hospital.
Areas of interest and specialities:
Sacro iliac joint pain
FRCS (Tr & Orth)
British Association of Spine Surgeons
General Medical Council
British Medical Association
Is Osteogenic differentiation of human intervertebral disc cells a possibility for spinal fusion?
Development of classification criteria for lumbar radiculopathy due to disc herniation and for neurogenic claudication due to lumbar spinal stenosis.
The spine. Development, Deformity, Duchenne. Chitgopkar SD, Trivedi JM.
In Basic Science for FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics). Fourth edition. Institute of Orthopaedics (Oswestry).
Activ C cervical disc replacement for myelopathy. L McGonagle, S Cadman, S Chitgopkar, L Canavan, M O’Malley, IM Shackleford.
JCVJS (J of Cranio-Vertebral Junction and Spine) 2011,2:16.
Primary septic arthritis of the acromio-clavicular joint: case report and review of literature. Iyengar KP, Gudena R, Chitgopkar SD, Ralte P, Hughes P, Nadkarni JB, Loh WY.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009 Jan;129(1):83-6.
Flexible nailing of fractures in children using stainless steel Kirschner wires. SD Chitgopkar.
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B. 17(5):251-255, September 2008.
Abstract in European J of Trauma Vol32, Supplement 1, April 2006.
Painless reduction of anterior shoulder dislocation by Kocher’s method. SD Chitgopkar, M Khan.
Injury, Int. J. Care Injured (2005) 36, 1182-84.
Internal fixation of femoral shaft fractures in children by intramedullary Kirschner wires, a prospective study. Its significance for developing countries. SD Chitgopkar.
BMC Surgery 2005, 5:6. doi:10.1186/1471-2482-5-6.
Mr Shashank Chitgopkardoes not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Mr Shashank Chitgopkar does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Mr Shashank Chitgopkar does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or on behalf of Rutherford Cancer Centres or Rutherford Health plc.
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