Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery offers the possibility of treatment for cancers as diverse as benign and malignant tumors of the brain as well as cancers of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, including those of the lung, mediastinum, lymph nodes, liver, pancreas, kidney, gynecologic and urologic sites. Also treated are melanomas, sarcomas and kidney cancers. The success rate, meaning the control of the cancer in the treated site, is high. The durability of treatment effectiveness in the treated field is usually for the remainder of the patient's life. Our specialty involves fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery - meaning that the dose is divided into several portions so as to make the technique safer and easier to tolerate.
Our experts who first pioneered Fractionated Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery in the Western Hemisphere have tremendous experience treating many kinds of primary and metastatic cancers. This experience is unparalleled.
Yet for each patient, the circumstances are unique. Each patient has a particular kind of cancer and a particular history when coming to Radiosurgery New York. Each patient has a specific site or sites of disease. Prior treatment, sensitivities to agents and procedures are significant factors which must be taken into account. Patient and family preference is important.
The physicians at Radiosurgery New York have the experience and knowledge in the field to help guide the patient. Of course, each person deciding on cancer treatment goes through an intensive informed consent process which describes the risks, benefits and alternatives of therapy. Only after this procedure does the patient make their final, informed decision.
Brochures and videos are as well available. Dates for the seminars are available by contacting us at 212 CHOICES or 212 246 4237 questions to Gil.Lederman@RSNY.org. Films and records are reviewed at no charge by our expert panel of physicians. You can contact us at the above numbers or directly at Radiosurgery New York, 1384 Broadway at 38 th Street , New York 10018.
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