Stereotactic radiosurgery can be used to treat a number of conditions affecting the brain and spine, including cancer, epilepsy and other arterial malformations.
Our Approach to Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Like other forms of radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery uses X-ray beams to stop the growth and spread of abnormal cells. These beams are hyper-targeted to reduce damage to surrounding cells and tissues, making it a safer option for high-risk individuals and patients who’ve recently undergone other procedures.
This method of treatment requires a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach, meaning your neurosurgeon will work in tandem with radiologists and oncologists to perform the procedure.
Stereotactic radiosurgery is performed on an outpatient basis and does not involve any cuts or incisions. Most conditions are resolved after a single treatment, but your neurosurgeon will continue to monitor your results with CT scans and/or MRIs.