Stereotactic Biopsy Surgery

Overview

Stereotactic surgery or stereotaxy in India is a minimally-invasive form of surgical intervention which makes use of a three-dimensional coordinates system to locate small targets inside the body and to perform on them some action such as ablation (removal), biopsy, lesion, injection, stimulation, implantation, radiosurgery (SRS) etc.

In theory, any organ system inside the body can be subjected to stereotactic surgery. Difficulties in setting up a reliable frame of reference (such as bone landmarks which bear a constant spatial relation to soft tissues), however, mean that its applications have been limited to brain surgery.