Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a unique and safe alternative to traditional brain and spine surgery for the treatment of complex and difficult neurosurgical conditions. The Brown University SRS Division at Rhode Island Hospital offers two types of SRS: Gamma Knife and Cyberknife. SRS is a non-invasive form of therapy that allows for the precision of surgery without a knife. SRS delivers precise and accurate radiation to brain lesions with a low risk of harming normal brain. There is no need for an incision, eliminating the need for anesthesia, long hospital stays and long recoveries.
SRS is a highly versatile and powerful neurosurgical tool. It can be used to destroy benign brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors and arteriovenous malformations. It is also often used to treat pain conditions like trigeminal neuralgia, as well as certain movement disorders like tremors.
The SRS team consists of a neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist, medical physicist, radiation technologist and nursing staff.
Conditions We Treat
- Metastatic brain tumors such as lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, melanoma
- Benign brain tumors such as meningiomas, vestibular schwannoma, pituitary tumors
- Functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia, Parkinson’s disease
- Vascular malformations such as arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
Clinical research: determine best treatment for patients
“Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-invasive type of treatment that allows for neurosurgery to be performed without an incision or anesthesia.”
– Deus J.Cielo, MD
593 Eddy Street, APC6
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 793-9166
Fax: (401) 444-2788