Gamma Knife radiosurgery uses focused radiation to target brain and pituitary tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), acoustic neuromas and other conditions. No knife or scalpel is used. Our Gamma Knife Center offers safe, effective, one-day Gamma Knife treatment.
Benefits & Safety
Gamma Knife vs. Traditional Surgery
Avoid these risks of traditional brain surgery:
- Long hospital stays
- Lengthy rehabilitation
- Damage to healthy brain tissue
- Surgical complications, like hemorrhage, infection and cerebral spinal fluid leak
- General anesthesia dangers
- Other physical trauma and disruption of normal brain function
Treatment of Choice
Used for decades, many insurance plans cover treatment, and doctors and patients worldwide consider Gamma Knife the treatment of choice for several brain conditions, especially when normal surgery fails or is not an option.
Gamma Knife Extend
With the Extend™ system for Gamma Knife, we can treat cancers of the head and neck and lesions that we were previously unable to treat. With Extend, we can immobilize your head with a noninvasive frame and address patients with:
- Large benign skull base tumors
- Multiple brain tumors
- Tumors too close to critical areas, like the eye
Extend for Gamma Knife (PDF).
We were also among the first hospitals in the world to install the Gamma Knife Perfexion™, which improves accuracy, reduces treatment times to between 20-30 minute and can treat an expanded number of conditions.