NSPC provides state-of-the-art treatment of brain and spine disorders, using minimally invasive procedures like Gamma Knife®, CyberKnife®, Novalis TX™, microdiscectomy, kyphoplasty, carotid stenting, aneurysm coiling, neuroendoscopy, neurostimulation, and minimally invasive spine surgery, rather than major surgery whenever feasible. Our physicians also perform revision spine surgery, Parkinson’s Disease surgery, epilepsy surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery. They provide compassion combined with knowledge and experience.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery: How It Works
This innovative form of radiation treatment uses leading-edge technologies to first calculate the ideal access points to a treatment area and define a treatment plan. Next, specialized stereotactic radiosurgery equipment delivers a high dose of concentrated radiation beams to shrink the tumor or close off a vessel. Treatment is administered in short treatment sessions and is typically completed in one to five sessions. Patients are able to resume normal activities almost immediately with little or no side effects.
Conditions We Treat in the Long Island, New York area
Stereotactic radiosurgery is effective for both benign and malignant brain tumors. This is the least invasive procedure for treating brain tumors. Painless and bloodless, stereotactic radiosurgery is performed as an outpatient treatment while a patient is awake.
Stereotactic radiosurgery is highly effective in treating many arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Used as a single-dose outpatient treatment for AVMS that are in areas that are difficult to reach by surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery safely irradiates blood vessels in the AVM, leading others to complete resolution over the course of several months.
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in the form of Gamma Knife is a minimally invasive procedure that is effective in treating essential tremor as well as other tremors
The least-invasive procedure for successfully treating trigeminal neuralgia, stereotactic radiosurgery delivers radiation beams to the root of the trigeminal nerve inside the brain and disrupts the nerve’s pain signal. This treatment is highly successful at improving or eliminating the pain of trigeminal neuralgia.
The Long Island, NY, neurosurgeons at NSPC’s Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center utilize stereotactic radiation technologies to deliver a high dose of concentrated radiation beams directly to spine tumors without damaging healthy tissue around it. Unlike surgery that is used to remove tumors, stereotactic radiation treatment distorts the DNA of cell tumors, causing them to lose their ability to reproduce and retain fluids.
Specializing in the Most Advanced Procedures
The award-winning specialists of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center are world-renowned for ground-breaking treatment using the most advanced technologies.
Gamma Knife: Gamma Knife radiosurgery is the most precise form of single-session brain radiosurgery used for both malignant and benign tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and trigeminal neuralgia. Gamma Knife radiosurgery is often utilized in place of standard surgery and radiation.
Cyberknife®: CyberKnife® employs groundbreaking cruise missile guidance technology to target and track tumors and lesions anywhere in the body with computerized image-guided precision.
Learn more about Cyberknife®.
Novalis-TX™: The Novalis TX™ Radiosurgery Platform treats both cancerous and non-cancerous masses with targeted, focused, high-dose x-ray beams. The treatment leverages Novalis’ sophisticated software to calculate the ideal access point of tumors and effectively radiate them.
Learn more about Novalis-TX™.
Our stereotactic radiosurgeons