The Gamma Knife
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Gamma Knife is the gold standard of radiosurgery for:
- Brain cancer
- Metastatic brain tumors
- Benign brain tumors
- Brain abnormalities, such as arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
An alternative to traditional brain surgery, Gamma Knife pinpoints tiny beams of radiation to destroy diseased tissue without harming healthy tissue. There's actually no knife involved - and no incision needed.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery is nearly 90 percent successful in killing or shrinking brain tumors or stopping their growth. And it doesn't hurt or require anesthesia. Treatment takes just one session, and patients can return to normal activities almost immediately.
Gamma Knife Experts at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has one of the most active Gamma Knife centers in the U.S., with one of the most experienced Gamma Knife treatment teams.
We've been performing Gamma Knife radiosurgery since 1999 and are one of the few medical centers funded by the National Cancer Institute to conduct brain cancer research using the world's most innovative therapies. Our current Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ machine is the most accurate and advanced radiosurgery technology available.