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Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C*:
the most successful radiosurgery weapon in the fight against brain disorders

Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C* is the fourth generation of the most successful radiosurgery weapon in the fight against brain disorders, with enhancements designed to improve workflow, increase accuracy and provide integrated imaging capabilities. - click for more

*Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C is works in progress and not yet available for sales or distribution in the U.S.

The Gamma Knife is a revolutionary type of surgery that uses highly targeted radiation to treat brain abnormalities such as:

Chronic Pain
Essential Tremors
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Arteriovenous Malformations
and more

It treats both benign and malignant brain tumors - including multiple metastases.

  Welcome to the Philippine Gamma Knife Center, located in Cardinal Santos Hospital compound, is the leading provider of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the Philippines. The Gamma Knife is a non-invasive, state-of-the-art technique that delivers a precise treatment to a specified target while protecting the surrounding normal brain tissue.

Gamma Knife Surgery Offers New Hope

Proven safe and effective, with good outcomes, Gamma Knife procedures are offering new hope, less risk and quicker recovery to thousands of patients around the world.

How It Works
Philippine Gamma Knife Center uses computerized data from imaging tests, such as CT scans, MRIs or arteriograms to pinpoint problem areas within the brain and destroy them using multiple beams of gamma radiation.

Each beam emanates from a different location so that tissue along the route to the lesion receives only a harmless, low-dose beam. Together, the gamma beams (201 in all) converge to produce a high dose of radiation at the exact site of the lesion. Thus, the Gamma Knife "cuts" deep into the brain without using a scalpel at all.

Proven Safety
First developed 30 years ago in Sweden, Gamma Knife surgery has become more refined as software and technology has improved. More than 200,000 patients have undergone the procedure worldwide. Gamma Knife patients generally require no general anesthesia, and because it is noninvasive, there is negligible risk of infection or hemorrhage.

Additionally, the technology's submillimeter accuracy avoids damage to surrounding tissues and minimizes radiation exposure to other areas of the brain.

Proven Effectiveness
There is a large and growing body of medical literature supporting the effectiveness of Gamma Knife surgery. As a result, it is recognized worldwide as an excellent treatment option for many types of brain tumors and brain abnormalities.

Because of its recognized effectiveness, Gamma Knife surgery is generally covered by most insurance plans and is not considered experimental.

Providing New Hope
Gamma Knife surgery performed in Cardinal Santos Medical Center offers new hope for many patients for whom traditional brain surgery or radiation is not an option, for example, Philippine Gamma Knife Center can treat problems that are:

Deep in the brain
Close to arteries, nerves or other vital structures
In multiple locations in the brain (metastases)
In patients with medical conditions that would make traditional surgery risky - or impossible

Is Gamma Knife Right for You?
Let us review your case. Contact our Philippine Gamma Knife Center medical staff for more information, or to arrange for a no-obligation review of your records and films by one of our neurosurgeons. Call us at + 632 - 7259254 | 7237575 | 7260776.

We will work with your physician throughout the evaluation and treatment process, and we will continue to be available for consultation with your physician during your follow-up care.

Need a doctor? Use our online directory to look for physicians who are part of our active medical staff at PHILIPPINE GAMMA KNIFE CENTER affiliated hospitals

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