Stereotactic radiosurgery is a nonsurgical, highly precise form of radiation therapy we use to treat cancers of the brain, lung, as well as other types of cancer that require a high degree of precision.
With regular radiation therapy treatment, healthy tissue also receives radiation. With stereotactic radiosurgery, our cancer doctors can better focus the radiation on a tumor, so nearby healthy tissue is protected. This is especially important for areas like the lungs and brain.
Using this technology, our doctors are able to reach tumors deep inside the body without the risks of surgery. There is no incision, minimal discomfort, and few of the risks typically associated with surgery, such as infection.
We often perform stereotactic radiosurgery with Varian's TrilogyTM or with the CyberKnife® VSITM Robotic Radiosurgery System.
Our doctors also deliver fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery. In this treatment, the total dose of radiation is divided into several smaller doses of radiation, delivered over several days.