Procedure & Recovery Overview
Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-invasive procedure using image guidance and targeted beams to treat specific disorders like brain tumors. As an alternative to conventional surgery or larger-field radiation therapy, it is appropriate for treating smaller tumors and vascular (blood vessel) malformations. The goal of radiosurgery is to damage brain abnormalities pinpointed during MRIs or CT scans while minimally injuring surrounding brain tissue.
What Happens During Radiosurgery?
Princeton Brain & Spine neurosurgeons offer Gamma Knife and Cyberknife radiosurgery procedures. During these stereotactic brain surgery procedures, your neurosurgical team imports brain imaging into a computer system, which provides a 3D image of your brain and the intended target. Imaging and specialized instruments help guide selection and mapping of the target tissue or lesion. Because of the non-invasive nature of the procedure, patients can avoid the pain, bleeding and infection risks common to open surgery.
FAQs About Radiosurgery
Contact PBS About Gamma & Cyberknife Procedures
If you would like more information about stereotactic radiosurgery and the conditions it treats, contact Princeton Brain & Spine by phone or online. Our patients are family, and we are pleased to answer your questions about these safe and minimally invasive approaches to treating brain conditions.