When discussing treatment for stroke or conditions of the brain and nervous system, you may be offered the option of neurosurgery–surgery involving the brain, head, neck, spine, nervous system or related blood vessel systems. In these complex procedures, the better the picture, the better the surgery and the better the outcome. Getting accurate and detailed images from inside a patient's head serves a critical role in neurosurgery since they are vital to its success.
Your Best Choice for Brain or Nervous System Surgery
Without question, when you need neurological surgery, you want to be at Reston Hospital Center. We offer the latest surgical technology and advanced imaging procedures. And we have the knowledgeable, skilled physicians and caring clinical staff to ensure the best possible outcome. We're in your neighborhood and we care about your health.
Advanced Imaging for Neurosurgery
While performing delicate neurological procedures, your neurosurgeon may use 3-D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) navigation systems to see detailed images inside your body. Cameras in the operating room pick up the site of a tiny probe tip, and a computer quickly calculates its location so your surgeons know its precise position in the body at all times.
Advanced technologies available for neurological procedures at Reston Hospital include:
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) – Uses two- and three-dimensional imaging during treatments to direct radiation at the specific targets identified in a pretreatment plan
- Volume-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) – Uses equipment with an arc-shaped arm that rotates around the patient to deliver treatment targeted on the tumor mass while sparing normal tissue as much as possible
- Radiotherapy – Uses ionizing radiation, typically for cancer treatment, to kill or control malignant cells; also known as radiation therapy
- Stereotactic biopsy – Uses computer-based imaging to guide the removal of tissue samples for examination in the laboratory
Learn more about surgical services at Reston Hospital Center.