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Stereotactic Radiosurgery


Stereotactic Radiosugery is the precise delivery of a large dose of radiation onto a lesion using stereotactic localization.  It is often given in a single session and is a way to avoid an incision and open surgery for the treatment of many diseases.  Stereotactic radiosurgery is effective in the treatment of AVM, Pituitary adenoma, Acoustic neuroma, Brain metastasis, and tumors located deep in the brain that are difficult to reach. It can also be used for Trigeminal neuralgia.

Stereotactic radiosurgery, or "surgery without the knife," involves destroying diseased tissue with precisely targeted beams of radiation while preserving surrounding healthy brain tissue. In order to hit the target precisely, a localizing frame is placed on the head.  Scans are taken of the patient with the frame in place in preparation for treatment and immediately before treatment. With the patient aligned on the treatment couch, radiation is delivered in arcs that rotate around the target.  Treatment is usually done as an outpatient procedure.

Whatever the neurosurgical approach, we have the latest techniques available to us for your benefit.  Minimizing surgery and maximizing outcome is our goal.

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