Today we perform radiosurgery for a wide range of medical conditions, for example arteriovenous malformations in the brain, or many diseases from benign diseases like trigeminal neuralgia to brain metastases or glial tumors.
Radiosurgery is intended for cases beyond the reach of surgery or for patients who due to additional problems are not eligible for surgery. It can be applied in a variety of cases thanks to technological advances. With the use of devices that provide treatment by synchronizing the airways, it works wonders, especially in the treatment of small tumors in the lungs and abdomen, and continues to develop as an alternative method to surgery.
The term “radiosurgery” should not cause anyone to panic; it is not an incisive or invasive procedure. We call it radiosurgery because very high doses are administered simultaneously and ablation (destruction, elimination) takes place. As with conventional radiotherapy, the patient does not feel any pain. The patient simply needs to lie still and be patient for somewhat longer sessions. Thanks to technological advances, radiosurgery is being increasingly used. Radiosurgical treatment, which began with gamma knife treatments and brain tumors, can be applied to the whole body with other devices. It is a very popular method due to its extended patient survival rates, its increasing success when applied together with other cancer treatments, and the need for local treatment in more patients, as this long process is more prone to the development of metastases.