Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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:

We customize your care based on your diagnosis, personal needs and preferences. As part of this personalized care, your radiation oncologist, neurosurgeon and neurologist meet regularly with other regional experts to discuss your case. These multidisciplinary tumor boards help your doctors make sure you’re getting the best treatment. This means you don’t have to spend time visiting other specialists.

Your care team includes highly specialized experts who have extensive experience in stereotactic radiosurgery and can deliver the best outcomes. In addition to your radiation oncologist and neurosurgeon, your team includes radiation physicists and radiation therapists. Before treatment, your team familiarizes you with the technology used in stereotactic radiosurgery and how radiation oncologists target beams of radiation with pinpoint accuracy to destroy your tumor. After treatment, you receive the same dedicated care. Your team will monitor your recovery and perform scans to follow your progress long-term.

Providence offers options and hope to patients seeking the most advanced therapies to treat their brain and spine tumors. Some of our patients come from other countries for stereotactic radiosurgery at Providence. Our leadership in innovation and precision treatment helps us provide better care – and a better life – for you and your loved ones.

Our Commitment to Care

“At Providence, our patients benefit from the vast experience we have in delivering stereotactic radiosurgery with a compassionate touch.”

Rex Hoffman, M.D. - Radiation Oncologist, Chief Medical Officer

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
  • Benign tumors
    • Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma)
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Hemangioblastoma
    • Meningioma
    • Neurofibroma
    • Pituitary tumors
  • Benign non-tumor conditions
    • Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
    • Trigeminal neuralgia

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