Gamma Knife Surgery is a well-established method for treating certain disease conditions of the brain. The Leksell Gamma Knife is not your usual knife. The neurosurgeon makes no incisions to open your head. Instead, thin beams of radiation are directed to the area of the brain being treated with knife-like precision. Every year, over 40,000 patients are treated safely and effectively with Gamma Knives from all over the world. The treatment procedure is simple, painless and straightforward.
Gamma Knife Surgery is the gold standard technique of Stereotactic Radiosurgery. The Gamma Knife Perfexion™ uses 192 finely focused beams of radiation for the non-invasive inactivation or destruction of intracranial targets. The machine optimizes the radiation field to minimize exposure to the surrounding healthy brain tissue. The brain diseases commonly treated with the Gamma Knife include: