Radiosurgery

If you have been diagnosed with a brain disorder, our exceptional team at SSM Health understands that you want to find the most effective and least invasive treatment.

Stereotactic radiosurgery treats brain disorders with a precise delivery of a high dose of radiation. Focused radiation beams are delivered to a specific area of the brain to treat abnormalities, tumors or functional disorders.

The CyberKnife® Radiosurgery System offers pinpoint precision with the use of intelligent robotics. The system automatically tracks, detects and corrects for tumor and patient movement throughout the treatment, minimizing the damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

Because radiosurgery has such a dramatic effect, the changes are considered “surgical,” although no incision is used. This means no blood loss, no anesthesia and fewer complications than traditional surgery.

Stereotactic radiosurgery does not remove the tumor or lesion, but it distorts the DNA of the tumor cells. The cells lose their ability to reproduce and retain fluids. The procedure offers new hope to patients, especially those with previously inoperable or hard-to-reach tumors.

Conditions We Treat

At SSM Health, we use this advanced technology to treat a variety of conditions. The most common include:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Brain metastasis
  • Meningioma
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Chordoma
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Anteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Glioma/glioblastoma

Contact us today to learn more about types of stereotactic radiosurgery or to set up an appointment. We will work with you to find the best treatment option for your health needs.

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