Stereotactic Radiosurgery

A minimally invasive treatment option with high-dose precision

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a safe and effective alternative to traditional surgical and radiation treatments. It works by precisely damaging the DNA of targeted cells, allowing providers flexibility in treating a wide variety of cancers.

At Methodist, we offer the Varian Edge radiosurgery system for patients who would benefit from stereotactic radiosurgery.

What is the Varian Edge system, and how does it work?

The Varian Edge radiosurgery system uses advanced imaging capabilities and incredible precision to deliver radiation without making an incision. It provides the highest radiation dosage rate in the industry and can treat several tumors at the same time.

Varian Edge allows providers to calculate and monitor patient position and movement, ensuring that radiation is delivered only to the targeted location. With the system’s speed and accuracy, patients can expect to spend less time receiving treatment and more time with loved ones.

What types of cancer are treated with Varian Edge?

While minimizing radiation exposure to healthy structures and tissues, the Varian Edge system is able to target a wide array of hard-to-reach cancers in the:

  • Brain
  • Lung
  • Neck
  • Spine

Methodist prides itself on its multidisciplinary team approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our board-certified radiation oncologists work closely with a team of physicists, treatment planners and therapists to plan and deliver this state-of-the-art treatment.

Each person and cancer is unique. Your care team will work with you to create a highly comprehensive and personalized treatment plan.