About Our Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center
Contact us: (914) 242-8113
Northern Westchester Hospital has established a world-class stereotactic radiosurgery program in Mount Kisco, NY an advanced treatment option for tumors, trigeminal neuralgia and arteriovenous malformations.
Our team of skilled neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and nurses work with groundbreaking technologies including the Gamma Knife Perfexion and Novalis radiosurgery system. We're improving patient care, reducing complication rates, and providing new treatment options by making the most of non-invasive techniques and “knifeless” surgical tools.
To learn more, call our Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center (914) 242-8113.
How Stereotactic Radiosurgery Works
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is a “knifeless” surgery, a groundbreaking treatment that provides our patients and our neurosurgeons with a non-invasive alternative to open surgery.
Our radiosurgery team uses these images to calculate the best access points and develop a personalized treatment plan. Specialized radiosurgery equipment is then used to deliver a highly-concentrated dose of radiation directly into the tumor, lesion, or malformation.
The exceptional precision of our stereotactic radiosurgery center systems allows us to deliver radiation deep within the body while protecting the healthy tissue surrounding the treatment site.
Despite the name, radiosurgery is very different from traditional surgeries. There are no incisions, and anesthesia is not required, allowing most patients to be treated on an outpatient basis.
Conditions We Treat
Our Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center treats a wide variety of both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions throughout the body, including:
- Malignant and benign brain tumors
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Spinal Tumors
- Metastasized cancers of the brain, neck, and head
- Acoustic neuromas
- Parkinson's disease
- Tumors of the liver and/or lungs
Advantages of Radiosurgery
Radiosurgery offers several advantages over traditional, open surgical options, such as:
- Reduced risk of damage to healthy tissue surrounding the tumor or treatment site
- Patients are usually treated on an outpatient basis, avoiding the need for hospitalization
- Gamma Knife and Novalis treatments are painless and well-tolerated by patients
- Allows neurosurgeons to deliver high doses of radiation deep inside tissues
- Radiosurgery can be used to reduce the overall number of radiation treatments that are needed; in some cases, patients can receive their entire dosage of radiation in a single radiosurgery session
- SRS eliminates the need for anesthetic or pain medication
Our Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center offers treatment options for patients with brain, head and neck tumors or tumors on organs, who are unable to have traditional surgery due to the location of their tumor or co-current medical conditions.
How long is radiosurgery treatment?
Most patients complete their stereotactic radiosurgery treatments in one to five sessions, and each session takes under an hour to complete. In many cases, our patients are able to return to their regular activities within a day of their SRS treatments.
NWH’s Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center is proud to bring world-class treatment close to home for patients with brain lesions, spinal tumors, and challenging cancers. To learn more about our personalized innovative radiosurgery options for patients throughout New York and Connecticut, call us at (914) 242-8113.