Gamma Knife Surgery Offers
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.
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.
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.
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
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
|| Deep in the brain
|| Close to arteries, nerves or other
|| In multiple locations in the brain
|| 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.
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