Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Scar-Free Brain and Spinal Surgery
- Posted on: Dec 8 2014
Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a highly technical surgical method that was developed to treat cancers of the brain and spinal chord that may otherwise be deemed too dangerous to operate on by traditional methods. Radiosurgery accurately treats patients without the use of incisions or sutures. Radiosurgery allows highly trained and skilled neurosurgeons to treat cancerous tumors with pinpoint accuracy, and offers many benefits to patients.
Benefits of Radiosurgery
- No incisions
- No scarring
- Non-invasive treatments
- No pain, some patients report slight discomfort
- Treatment sessions last less than one hour
- Generally, between one and five sessions are required
- High success rates
- No blood loss
- Limited to no damage to surrounding healthy tissue
- Can treat brain and spinal chord tumors that are considered inoperable by traditional surgical methods
- After treatment sessions, most patients are able to continue about their daily activities without restriction
What Happens During Radiosurgery?
- Prior to a patient’s first session, diagnostic imaging testing is performed to determine the exact location of the tumor
- A special head or body frame is made that fits the patient’s unique body to help the patient lay perfectly still
- Patients cannot move at all during treatment
- Typically, a treatment session is completed within one hour
- After all treatment sessions are finished, patients can expect tumors to stop growing, shrink in size, or be completely eliminated
Do You Have an Inoperable Tumor? Contact Texas Neurosurgery, L.L.P.
For more information about Radiosurgery, contact Drs. Barnett, Michael and Bidiwala. We proudly serve the Dallas and the surrounding areas. We can be reached at 314-823-2052.
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