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Stereotactic Radiosurgery

MINIMALLY-INVASIVE BRAIN TUMOR TECHNOLOGY

The NeuroMedical Center’s neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologist are part of a multi-disciplinary team of experts highly trained in stereotactic radiosurgery.  Stereotactic radiosurgery is a minimally-invasive approach to treating difficult and hard to reach tumors, such as meningiomas, tumors of the pituitary gland acoustic nerve and spine, as well as recurrent brain tumors.  Stereotactic radiosurgery isn’t “surgery” in the traditional sense.  Instead, stereotactic radiosurgery allows specialists to focus a high dose of radiation on a pinpointed tumor or tangle of abnormal blood vessels known as an arteriovenous malformation (AVM).  Micro-beams of radiation are used only on the part of the brain that truly needs it.


THE GAMMA KNIFE ICON FOR COMPLEX BRAIN CONDITIONS

In partnership with Mary Bird Perkins- Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, patients of The NeuroMedical Center have access to the Leskell Gamma Knife Icon– the safest, easiest, and most painless technology currently available in stereotactic radiosurgery.  Gamma Knife Icon’s unparalleled radiation accuracy enables powerful treatment while limiting the dosage only to the brain tissue in need, keeping the surrounding tissue intact and unaffected, enhancing quality of life.


CONDITIONS TREATED

Our stereotactic radiosurgery specialists are dedicated to ensuring our patients receive the most effective, individualized treatments for a wide range of unique and complex brain conditions:

  • Primary Brain Tumors
  • Vestibular Schwannoma Acoustic Neuroma
  • Meningioma
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Brain Metastases
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Glioblastoma (GBM)

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

Gamma Knife Icon is the preferred treatment for patients seeking a less invasive option to surgery or whole brain radiation. Decisions around any treatment should be discussed with your oncologist or other trusted physician. If you or a loved one are suffering from any of the conditions Gamma Knife treats ask your physician if this could be the right choice for you.

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