Radiosurgery is a non-invasive treatment. Unlike open surgery, radiosurgery is incision-free and can be performed completely outside of the body without ever touching the skin.
Radiosurgery can treat and sometimes eliminate many kinds of cancers, which reduces or eliminates the need for a surgeon to operate. It uses very accurate, targeted radiation in large doses to destroy a tumor or lesion, with minimal exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
Using sophisticated computer software that guides hundreds of radiation beams to the target tumor, radiosurgery can target a tumor with incredible precision — to less than a millimeter — from virtually any direction.
Some of the newest technology available at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center is so precise, it even lets patients receive treatment in as little as 10 minutes. And because it involves no tissue cutting, treatment is normally performed on an outpatient basis.
Radiation oncology services are offered at various locations throughout HonorHealth's network. To learn more or to find a location nearest you, please contact a cancer care coordinator at 480-323-1255 or 877-273-3639.