What is stereotactic radiosurgery?
Stereotactic radiosurgery is a relatively new treatment that involves targeting a tumour in the body with an extremely high dose of focussed radiation.
This 'ablative' dose of radiation has been shown to be very effective in eliminating tumours that can occur in the body and has been shown to be of particular value when dealing with primary and secondary tumours that arise in the brain and spinal column.
SRS can be used either as an alternative treatment option to invasive surgery although sometimes it is also recommended in addition to surgical removal, especially when the tumour is large or more aggressive and when the neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist want to be absolutely certain that all the cancer cells have been eliminated.
Many thousands of patients have now been treated using stereotactic radiosurgery for brain and spine tumours and the results are extremely encouraging. In some instances, stereotactic radiosurgery has become the standard of care when managing these
Dr See consults in a range of Melbourne metropolitan and provincial clinics. In addition he offers a video link and Tele-health consults by prior appointment.
He is happy to see people for second opinions but you will need for a referral in this context and also copies of all relevant tests and investigations that have been done thus far.
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