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What Is Gamma Knife Radiosurgery?

Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a gentle, noninvasive treatment for brain tumors and other brain disorders. It doesn’t really use a knife — just tiny beams of radiation.

Neurosurgeons all over the world prefer Gamma Knife radiosurgery, either instead of or in addition to traditional neurosurgery and radiation therapy. It’s known for its precision and high success rate. Gamma Knife radiosurgery kills or shrinks brain tumors or stops their growth nearly 90 percent of the time.

And the cost of Gamma Knife surgery is typically half the cost of traditional surgery. That’s partly because Gamma Knife surgery is an outpatient procedure. With no incision, there’s no general anesthesia and no risk of bleeding or infection. Patients can return to normal activities the next day — no months of recovery.

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Last Updated: 10-27-2015
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