Stereotactic radiosurgery is a highly precise form of non-surgical radiation therapy that delivers targeted radiation to tumors of the brain, spine, and neck at very high doses. Carilion's highly skilled neurosurgeons use the CyberKnife® Radiosurgery System, which combines state-of-the-art computer technology with robotics to deliver accurate doses of radiation, even if a patient moves during treatment. Stereotactic radiosurgery can be an excellent option for patients not considered good candidates for surgery. The treatment is pain-free and involves no cutting.
Carilion's experienced neurosurgeons perform anywhere from one to four stereotactic radiosurgeries every week. CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery is often used for the following neurosurgical conditions:
- Primary tumors
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Spinal column tumors