The Mischer Neuroscience Institute features a new spinal radiosurgery program, which can replace standard radiation treatment for tumors involving the spine and spinal cord. Treatment can be completed in one session, usually in a half-day, in an outpatient setting.
Stereotactic Spinal Radiosurgery
MNI is one of the few organizations in the nation to offer stereotactic spinal radiosurgery, delivered using a linear accelerator (LINAC).
Focus on Collaboration
Physicians affiliated with MNI are focused on collaboration between disciplines to provide the best possible patient experience. Led by neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Shepard, a team of affiliated experts in neurosurgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology work with referring physicians to provide patients with the most comprehensive and high-quality care. Depending on each patient's individual case, stereotactic spinal radiosurgery can function as the primary form of treatment or be used to supplement other methods. MNI also offers the skills of its neurosurgeons for patients, when indicated.
Appointments and Referrals
For more information about the spinal radiosurgery program, call 713.704.7100.