High-Tech Non-Invasive Cancer Treatment
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a non-invasive form of radiation therapy
used to treat malignant or benign tumors and abnormal growths. Even though
it’s called surgery, no knife or scalpel is used. SRS concentrates
high doses of radiation on very precise areas with minimal exposure to
surrounding healthy tissue. Because of this, it’s useful for tumors
that are in places where regular surgery would harm essential tissue like
in sensitive parts of the brain or spinal cord, or when the patient’s
condition doesn’t permit surgery.
RWJBarnabas Health has invested in the region’s most robust SRS program,
offering Cyberknife, Gamma Knife and TomoTherapy treatment options at
Community Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center.
Key Advantages of SRS:
- No surgical incisions, no blood loss and virtually painless
- Outpatient procedure with little recovery time and minimal side effects
- Accuracy and precision minimizes radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue
Specialized SRS Treatment Options
The CyberKnife is a non-invasive, robotic radiosurgery system used to treat
cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the
head, spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas.
GammaKnife Surgery is considered by many to be the “gold standard”
of stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors and lesions.
TomoTherapy uses 3-D imaging from computerized tomography (CT scanning)
to locate and confirm the shape and position of tumors before therapy begins.
For more information about Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiation Oncology,