Advantages of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Neurosurgeons and patients often prefer Gamma Knife radiosurgery because:

  • It’s an outpatient procedure that takes less than a day.
  • It doesn’t hurt.
  • It doesn’t require incisions, so there’s no general anesthesia and no risk of bleeding or infection.
  • It exposes patients to less radiation than other types of radiosurgery.
  • It’s nearly 90 percent effective at killing or shrinking brain tumors or stopping their growth.
  • It can treat even the most challenging, hard-to-reach brain tumors and abnormalities that traditional brain surgery can’t.
  • Side effects, such as headaches and nausea, are rare and usually temporary.
  • Patients can return to normal activities the next day.
  • It's typically half the cost of traditional brain surgery. 

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Last Updated: 08-25-2015
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