Cyberknife Radiosurgery

Radiosurgery is the method of using precisely focused radiation to effectively treat certain diseases of the brain and spine. In select cases, radiosurgery can be performed instead of open surgery, allowing patients to avoid the potential consequences of surgery, including pain, scarring, neurologic deficits, and a prolonged recovery. Most patients can undergo radiosurgery treatment without any disruption to their daily life and with minimal adverse effects. The CyberKnife system is a superior stereotactic radiosurgery technology that is both highly accurate and effective. This treatment is unique in the fact that it can be applied to sites beyond the head and neck. Furthermore, the CyberKnife system offers precise accuracy in treating brain disease without the need for an invasive head frame used in most other types of radiosurgery units. Dr Dagnew has expertise in the use of CyberKnife radiosurgery in the treatment of both benign as well as malignant tumors of the brain and spine, including primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spine, meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas, and pituitary tumors. Furthermore, non-oncologic diseases such as trigeminal neuralgia can also be treated successfully using CyberKnife radiosurgery. Following a comprehensive evaluation at Georgia Brain & Spine Center, Dr. Dagnew will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for CyberKnife radiosurgery.