Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is an advanced therapy used in the treatment of cancer. SRS painlessly shrinks or eliminates tumors using focused beams of radiation. It enables doctors to deliver higher doses of radiation more precisely and in fewer treatments than ever possible before.
Though it is called radiosurgery, the procedure does not involve making any incisions. SRS is performed in the Overlake Radiation Oncology department and is an outpatient procedure. Most patients are able to resume normal activity shortly after treatment.
While used primarily for brain tumors, SRS can also be used to treat other types of tumors in the body as well.
"SRS is helping us treat brain tumors, metastatic brain and liver lesions, lung cancers and other localized tumors adjacent to critical structures where traditional surgery might be difficult or impossible," explains Brent Reece, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Overlake.
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