In certain cases, trigeminal neuralgia can be effectively treated by radiosurgical treatment with sub-millimetre precision. The surrounding healthy tissue is protected as much as possible. The treatment lasts an average of 30 minutes, is a one time treatment and is carried out on an outpatient basis. If trigeminal neuralgia is treated with a radiosurgical procedure, the somatosensory sensations in the face might be affected but remain in many cases.
Study results indicate that the Cyberknife system is a safe and effective treatment option for people with trigeminal neuralgia.