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Gamma Knife

If you're facing brain surgery, you might have another option. Gamma Knife treatment can shrink or destroy brain tumors in a safe, effective way.

Gamma Knife radiosurgery uses focused radiation to target brain and pituitary tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), acoustic neuromas and other conditions. When traditional brain surgery can't help or fails, Gamma Knife is the treatment of choice.

How Does Gamma Knife Treatment Work?

Without a scalpel or knife, Gamma Knife radiosurgery delivers radiation more accurately than conventional radiation therapy. It creates high-energy beams of radiation strong enough to deactivate even some of the most aggressive tumors. 

Conditions We Treat

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Pineal tumors
  • Pituitary tumors, like pituitary adenoma
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Tremors
  • Uveal melanoma

Gamma Knife Center

The Gamma Knife Center can treat your neurological conditions with a noninvasive technique without entering the skull. Schedule an appointment to learn more about this procedure. View gamma knife transcript.

Benefits & Safety

Gamma Knife Treatment 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

Many insurance plans cover Gamma Knife treatment.

How Much Does Gamma Knife Cost?

Get a general idea of what you'll have to pay: Use calculators, see price lists, or ask for a personalized estimate.

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