Stereotactic Radiosurgery Available at Southcoast Health
If you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor, the neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists at Southcoast Health understand that you want to find the most effective and least invasive treatment. That is why we offer stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a treatment for brain tumors.
Using mutli-leaf collimator technology, our neurosurgeons have the advantage of providing highly targeted treatment to tumors of any shape.
Stereotactic radiosurgery is one of the most precise forms of radiation therapy used to nonsurgically treat brain tumors and other diseases. This precision allows our neurologists to preserve healthy tissue through targeted radiation with the help of 3-D imaging technology.
At Southcoast Brain & Spine Center, we use this radiation therapy to treat both benign and malignant brain tumors, such as:
- Anaplastic astrocytoma
- Facial pain
- Vascular malformations
Advanced Treatment for Brain Tumors in MA & RI
Stereotactic radiation offers three-dimensional imaging to focus the beam. The radiation damages the targeted DNA cells, which takes away their ability to reproduce. This causes the tumor to shrink and prevents it from spreading to other parts of the body. When used for the brain or spine, stereotactic radiosurgery is completed in just one session and doesn’t require any incisions.
Find a neurosurgeon at Southcoast Brain & Spine Center to learn more about Gamma Knife, linear accelerator, proton beam and other types of stereotactic radiosurgery. We will work with you to find the best treatment option for your health needs.
Southcoast Health offers brain tumor treatment through stereotactic radiosurgery in Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Wareham, MA and parts of Rhode Island through Southcoast Brain & Spine Center, Charlton Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital and Tobey Hospital.