Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a form of radiation therapy that focuses high-power energy on a small area of the body. Despite its name, radiosurgery is a treatment, not a surgical procedure. Incisions (cuts) are not made on your body.
More than one system is used to perform radiosurgery. This article is about radiosurgery using CyberKnife.
Stereotactic radiotherapy; SRT; Stereotactic body radiotherapy; SBRT; Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy; SRS; CyberKnife; CyberKnife radiosurgery; Non-invasive neurosurgery; Brain tumor - CyberKnife; Brain cancer - CyberKnife; Brain metastases - CyberKnife; Parkinson - CyberKnife; Epilepsy - CyberKnife; Tremor - CyberKnife
- You won't need to be put to sleep. The treatment does not cause pain.
- You lie on a table that slides into a machine that delivers radiation.
- A robotic arm controlled by a computer moves around you. It focuses radiation exactly on the area being treated.
- The health care providers are in another room. They can see you on cameras and hear you and talk with you on microphones.
Each treatment takes about 30 minutes to 2 hours. You may receive more than one treatment session, but usually no more than five sessions.