Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a form of radiation therapy that operates by directing highly focused beams of ionizing radiation with high precision to a small target. The goal is to limit the radiation exposure of normal brain tissue as much as possible.

This treatment is often recommended when surgery is considered risky due to the location of the lesion (for example, deep seated mass in a critical location of the brain) or due to serious medical conditions (such as elderly or very sick patients).

Radiosurgery can also be used as an adjunct for surgery for the treatment of residual or recurrent disease. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis and in partnership with your oncologist.

Commonly treated conditions include: