Radiosurgery is a highly advanced, non-invasive technique used to provide effective treatment for various neurosurgical conditions. Haynes Neurosurgical Group is at the forefront of neurological care, providing precise and effective treatment without the need for traditional open surgery.

Our expertise and state-of-the-art equipment deliver exceptional care and optimal outcomes for our patients.

What is Radiosurgery?

Radiosurgery is a highly precise and targeted form of radiation therapy that uses multiple beams of radiation to deliver a high dose of radiation to a specific area in the body. 

Unlike traditional surgery, Radiosurgery does not involve incisions or the need for general anesthesia. Instead, it uses advanced imaging technology to precisely target and treat abnormal tissue or tumors in the brain and spine.

Its precision makes it particularly effective in treating conditions where traditional surgery might pose challenges due to location or nature. Radiosurgery delivers a precise and concentrated dose of radiation to shrink tumors effectively, obliterate abnormal blood vessels, and alleviate pain associated with certain neurological conditions.

Conditions Treated with Radiosurgery

Radiosurgery can be an effective treatment option for various neurosurgical conditions, including: 

  • Brain Tumors: Radiosurgery can treat both benign and malignant brain tumors. It is particularly beneficial for tumors that are difficult to access through traditional surgery or in cases where surgery poses significant risks. Radiosurgery targets the tumor cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy brain tissue.
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs): AVMs are abnormal tangles of blood vessels that can cause neurological symptoms or pose a risk of bleeding. Radiosurgery offers a non-invasive alternative to surgical removal, as it can selectively destroy abnormal blood vessels while preserving normal brain tissue.
  • Movement Disorders: Radiosurgery can be used in the treatment of movement disorders, such as essential tremor and Parkinson's disease. It targets specific areas of the brain responsible for the abnormal movement to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. This non-invasive approach can be a viable alternative for patients who may not be suitable candidates for traditional surgical interventions.
  • Seizures: Radiosurgery can be an effective treatment option for patients with intractable epilepsy or seizures caused by a specific area in the brain. It delivers targeted radiation to the seizure focus to reduce seizure frequency and intensity.
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia: Radiosurgery can effectively alleviate the severe facial pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia. Radiosurgery can provide long-lasting relief from this debilitating condition by targeting the affected nerve.
  • Acoustic Neuromas: Radiosurgery is commonly used to treat acoustic neuromas, which are non-cancerous tumors that develop on the nerve used for hearing and balance. Radiosurgery can halt the growth of the tumor and, in some cases, lead to tumor shrinkage over time.

What to Expect with Radiosurgery

Our Radiosurgery service at Haynes Neurosurgical Group is designed to provide you with exceptional care throughout the treatment process. 

Comprehensive Evaluation

We begin with a thorough evaluation of your medical history and follow that up with a comprehensive physical examination. Advanced imaging studies may be ordered to help us understand your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Treatment Planning

Our experienced neurosurgeons create customized treatment plans for every patient. This involves precisely mapping the target area and determining the optimal radiation dose to ensure maximum effectiveness while minimizing side effects.

Radiosurgery Treatment

During the Radiosurgery procedure, you will be comfortably positioned on a treatment table. Advanced and sophisticated technologies, such as the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery or CyberKnife® Radiosurgery, deliver highly precise radiation beams to the target area in the brain or spine.

The procedure is non-invasive, painless, and typically completed in a single session, although some conditions may require multiple sessions.

Follow-up Care

After your Radiosurgery treatment, our team will closely monitor your progress through regular follow-up appointments and imaging studies. We will provide ongoing support, address any concerns, and make any necessary adjustments to optimize your recovery.

Advantages of Radiosurgery

Radiosurgery offers several advantages compared to traditional surgical procedures, including:

  • Radiosurgery does not require incisions or general anesthesia, thus reducing the risk of complications and enabling faster recovery.
  • The advanced imaging technology used in Radiosurgery allows for precise targeting of the treatment area, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
  • In most cases, Radiosurgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure. This means you can return home on the same day, avoiding the need for hospitalization.

Access Advanced Radiosurgery Treatments in Alabama

Haynes Neurosurgical Group offers patients sophisticated non-invasive options, such as Radiosurgery, for treating a wide range of neurosurgical conditions. We are committed to delivering optimal outcomes and improving the quality of life for our patients.

Our seasoned neurosurgeons use highly advanced technologies and employ a patient-centric ethos at Alabama’s premiere neurosurgical practice.

To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call us at (205) 787-8676 or request an appointment online. 

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Fax: (205) 785-7944

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P.O.B. I, Suite 310
Birmingham, AL 35211

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