Gamma Knife CenterUniversity Hospital
1221 Lee St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903Directions
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Parking: Free with validation, using your parking ticket when you register at your appointment. Use the Lee St. and 11th St. parking garages.
Shuttle service: Runs every 30 minutes, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Find shuttle stop locations.
Gamma Knife is a noninvasive technique used to treat neurological conditions, including acoustic neuromas, metastatic tumors, pituitary adenomas, epilepsy and movement disorders. It's safe and effective in performing brain surgery without entering the skull. No knife or scalpel is used; Instead highly focused beams of radiation target specific areas of the brain to treat your neurological condition.
Advantages to Gamma Knife include:
- Treatment is performed in a single sitting
- There's no cutting or shaving of the patient’s hair
- Hospital stays are shorter and require less recovery time than traditional surgery
- This surgery avoids many of the risks of open surgery such as hemorrhage, infection and cerebral spinal fluid leak
- The optimized radiation dose minimizes the risk of damage to the brain and thereby preserves normal brain function
Our center has treated more than 10,000 patients from 54 countries and across the United States.
Learn more about the Gamma Knife procedure at UVA.