Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a revolutionary non-surgical radiation treatment used to treat tumors in the brain and spine. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is used to treat other parts of the body. SRS and SBRT deliver a potent, highly focused dose of radiation to the tumor(s) while sparing the surrounding normal tissues. This ultra precise way of delivering radiation offers an alternative for patients who are not candidates for conventional surgery.
Higher doses focused on the target cause tumors to shrink by damaging the targeted cells. The damaged cells lose their ability to grow and reproduce. SRS and SBRT is delivered in as little as one to five days as compared to the standard six to eight weeks of traditional therapy.
- Shortens the treatment course
- Improves tumor control
- Reduces side effects
- Patients who have a recurrence may be treated again
- No surgery, surgical complications or hospital stay
- Painless therapy