Our physicians have extensive experience in the use of advanced technology, such as the Gamma Knife, for the treatment of brain conditions, including brain tumors. The Gamma Knife is not a knife, but a radiation treatment machine. It focuses 201 small beams of radiation simultaneously on a tumor from different angles, delivering a focused dose of radiation to the site where the beams intersect. This destroys the tumor’s blood supply and shrinks or eliminates tumors without affecting the surrounding tissue. Gamma Knife therapy is delivered during one clinic visit.
Our oncologists and radiologists work closely with a multidisciplinary team to determine if Gamma Knife is a good treatment option and to provide you with a precise treatment plan especially for your condition, resulting in a better outcome for you. This team may include radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, neuro-oncologists, neurologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, nurses and others.