Gamma Knife® radiosurgery is a major advance that has changed the landscape within the field of neurosurgery. It is the ideal treatment for brain tumors and the only stereotactic radiosurgery system specifically approved for treating brain metastases. Gamma Knife® radiosurgery is a minimally invasive technique where diseased tissue is treated with a precisely focused dose of radiation. Normal brain tissue adjacent to the diseased tissue receives little or no radiation and hence this procedure allows the ablation of tumor tissue while providing unprecedented protection of adjacent normal brain tissue. Gamma Knife is done with the hands-on participation of a neurosurgeon.
More than 1 million patients have had Gamma Knife® radiosurgery with no mortality, and minimal associated side effects and illness reported. Backed by two decades of pre-clinical research, no other neurosurgical tool has produced such impressive results. Its many benefits continue to make it the treatment of choice for brain tumors.