Riverside, in partnership with Chesapeake Regional and the University of Virginia Health System offers a state-of-the-art radiosurgery center located on the campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center. This cooperative venture brings together three highly skilled medical staffs and the commitment of each healthcare organization to help keep the future of medicine closer to home for residents of Hampton Roads and beyond.
The partnership brings a level of leadership in Gamma Knife® technology and an international reputation in radiosurgery—the use of precisely focused radiation to treat tumors and other disorders—that enables Riverside to advance this area of medical care to world class standards.
In addition to the Gamma Knife which is used to treat both malignant and non-malignant brain tumors and other brain diseases, the Chesapeake Regional, Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center includes the Synergy S® system developed for areas of the body other than the brain. Both of these technologies rely on exceptionally accurate beams of radiation rather than incisions, so procedures are painless and bloodless, and patients recover much faster than with conventional surgery.
The capability to provide cancer treatment for the whole body in one facility makes Riverside a true Center of Excellence for radiosurgery and radiotherapy and a valuable health resource for the entire region.