Despite the name, Stereotactic Radiosurgery is not an invasive surgery. It is a highly precise Radiation treatment, as sharp as a knife! The treatment very precisely delivers high amounts of energy to a small area of the body where the tumor is located, causing least possible damage to the surrounding tissue. The treatment can take few minutes, and a patient usually undergoes one to five sessions.
Dr Vijay Anand Reddy trained in Stereotactic Radiosurgery at the eminent Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, as well as at Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst in Germany founded in 1858 and continuously training the top oncologists in the world.
One of the most effective ways to treat brain tumors is with Stereotactic Radiotherapy , which targets the tumor very precisely causing least possible damage to the surrounding tissue. This treatment is not available in every hospital since it requires special equipment and highly trained doctors. Dr Reddy is one of the radiation oncologists who has many years of experience with Stereotactic Radiotherapy treating Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) – abnormal connections between arteries and veins -, Acoustic Neuromas – benign primary brain tumors that affect nerves that send sound and balance information from the inner ear to the brain -, and Brain Metastasis – secondary brain tumors that have spread from other parts of the body to the brain.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery with XKnife is especially vital for high risk patients, like the elderly, patients with advanced cancer and brain cancer sufferers with deep embedded tumors for whom traditional surgery is considered dangerous. The treatment has the added benefit of having fewer Quality of Life impairing side effects than traditional radiation therapy.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery is not available in every hospital since it requires special equipment and highly trained doctors. Dr Reddy has treated more than 300 patients with Stereotactic Radiosurgery, this being the largest number of people treated by one medical specialist in the country. He has an astonishing success rate of 85%, and regularly publishes articles in acclaimed scientific journals, as well as attends major conferences on the subject as an invited guest speaker.