What is Stereotactic Radiosurgery?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a specialized form of radiation therapy that uses highly focused beams to deliver radiation from multiple directions, typically in one high-dose treatment session. Despite the name "radiosurgery", SRS does not require that any incisions are made on your body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Benign brain tumor 2 2
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 1 0
Brain lesions 1 1
Brain metastasis 1 0
Cerebral arteriovascular malformation 1 0
Lung metastasis 1 1

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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Side effect Patients
Brain fog 1
Dizziness 1
Dry cough 1
Exhaustion 1
Fatigue 1
Fluid retention (edema) 1

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Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
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There are no evaluations for Stereotactic Radiosurgery.