Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRT) is a form of radiation therapy that focuses high-powered x-rays (1 to 5 fraction) on a small area of the body. Other types of radiation therapy are more likely to affect nearby healthy tissue. Stereotactic radiosurgery better targets the abnormal area.

Despite its name, radiosurgery is a treatment, not a surgical procedure. It causes no pain and no bleeding. Patient can go home on the same day.

Gammaknife in our center is mostly used to treat tumors inside the skull, hypophysis adenomas, functional diseases and arteriovenous malformations.

Elekta Axess device is not only used to treat tumors in the skull but to treat any tumor which could be located anywhere in the body.SRT and SRC whether used as a primary treatment or as part of a treatment plan or used as an additional dose after the external beam therapy is known to be very effective to keep the diesease under control without effecting the patients’ quality of life negatively.

As an example, about 50% of the pancreas cancers are known to relapse after the conventional radiation therapy and chemotherapy treatments. However with SRC, this ratio is less than 10%.

SRC or SRT is also an alternative in treatments of early stage lung cancers which is not suitable for surgery for various reasons.