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Gamma Knife

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.

Gamma Knife

Find out about gamma knife radiosurgery this cutting-edge treatment center.
Gamma Knife surgeons at work

Gamma Knife

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

    Gamma Knife has long been the treatment of choice for several brain conditions, especially when normal surgery fails or is not an option. Many insurance plans cover Gamma Knife treatment.

Gamma Knife Innovation

Gamma Knife Icon

For more than three decades, UVA has been a pioneer and leader in stereotactic radiosurgery. Now we are the first center in Virginia to use Icon, a major advance in Gamma Knife technology. Safe and effective, the new Icon offers even more accuracy, precision and safety than previous models. 

With Icon, we can now treat patients with:

  • Large tumors
  • Lesions close to critical parts of the brain
  • Abnormal skull anatomy

New Features

Icon offers enhanced patient safety, an improved patient experience and the ability to treat an expanded range of large lesions, due to:

  • Infrared tracking
  • Real-time CT imaging
  • Automatic shut-off to prevent errors

Also, the ability to perform ultra-precise microradiosurgery with Icon allows for treatment without the head frame required by previous Gamma Knife versions.

Learn more about Gamma Knife at UVA

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