When you have stereotactic radiosurgery at Providence, you’re treated by radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons who specialize in this procedure to target brain and spinal tumors. They have the deep experience needed to provide precision treatment that results in the best outcomes.
Why Choose Us for Your Stereotactic Radiosurgery?
At Providence, we make sure you receive compassionate treatment close to home with state-of-the-art technology. Here are three more reasons patients choose us for their stereotactic radiosurgery:
About Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic radiosurgery is called a minimally invasive treatment because it doesn’t involve an incision like open surgery does. Instead, radiation oncologists carefully target beams of radiation to attack tumors and destroy the DNA in their cells. This stops the cells from reproducing, so the tumor can no longer grow. You may be a candidate for stereotactic radiosurgery if you have certain types of brain tumors, such as pineal tumors or meningioma, or tumors that have spread to the brain or spine from other parts of the body, such as the lungs.
Stereotactic radiosurgery is largely painless – and quick. It usually takes only 20 to 30 minutes, while open brain surgery can take up six hours. You can usually go home the day of the procedure, and you’ll probably start feeling like yourself the following day. And because it’s minimally invasive, there’s less pain and risk of damage to healthy tissue near the tumor, and a shorter recovery time.
Conditions Treated with Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic radiosurgery can be used to treat these conditions:
- Malignant brain tumors
- Cancerous tumors
- Metastatic tumors
- Benign tumors
- Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma)
- Pituitary tumors
- Benign non-tumor conditions
- Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Meet the Team
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