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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 

Request an AppointmentWake 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.


Wake Forest Baptist Ranked among Nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’  26 Years in a Row by U.S. News & World ReportComprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is Renewed2017-2018 Best DoctorsNursing Magnet StatusJoint Commission Report

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.

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