A New Level of Care for Our Area
The Radiosurgery Center offers two advanced forms of stereotactic radiosurgery for non-invasive treatment of malignant and benign tumors in the brain and other areas of the body. Stereotactic refers to a minimally invasive form of surgical intervention using a three dimensional coordinate system to precisely deliver radiation to targets inside the body. In the case of brain surgery, an external, three-dimensional head frame attached to the patient completely immobilizes the patient's head in order to achieve unparalleled accuracy and precision of this image guided technology. Stereotactic radiosurgery enables most patients to have less invasive surgery, avoid long hospital stays and greatly reduces their recovery time.
Radiosurgery procedures on the brain are performed using Gamma Knife®, considered one of the most advanced non-invasive neurosurgical tools available. The Gamma Knife® allows a surgeon to perform brain surgery without a scalpel and without cutting the skull. Instead, the Gamma Knife® treatment uses 201 highly focused beams of Cobalt-60 radiation that intersect at a tumor site to produce biological effects on tissues inside the skull. Because of its exceptional precision, treatment is typically carried out in a single sitting and potential damage to healthy surrounding tissue is minimized. This Gamma Knife® radiosurgical treatment has an impressive scientific track record with thousands of peer-reviewed articles. No other non-invasive treatment method in this field has greater clinical acceptance in the world.
Synergy S Radiosurgery
Synergy S lets physicians and medical physicists treat cancers of the spine, neck, chest, lung, prostate, pancreas and liver. Synergy S radiosurgery can also be used on brain tumors that aren't accessible to the Gamma Knife. Because the radiation dose delivered by Synergy S is precisely targeted at the tumor or lesion, there is less damage to surrounding healthy tissue. As with the Gamma Knife, the benefits of non-invasive radiosurgery and radiosurgery include no risk of blood loss, fewer complications, faster recovery and the ability to effectively treat patients who are no longer able to be treated by other methods of care.