BENEFITS

Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ treatment offers these benefits:

  • Only stereotactic radiosurgical device dedicated to treatment of the brain
  • A single(one day) non-invasive, painless treatment
  • No incisions or hair shaved
  • No general anesthesia required
  • Typically an outpatient procedure
  • Patients usually go home the same day
  • Patients return to pretreatment activities within days, requiring little or no rehabilitative services
  • Can be used as a primary or supplemental treatment method
  • Provides less chemotherapy interruption than standard radiation therapy
  • FDA approved to treat brain metastases
  • Reimbursed by most insurance payers, including Medicare
  • Fewer complications and risks than traditional open surgery
  • In use for over 40 years and boasts more than 2,500 peer-review clinical articles supporting its use

Additional benefits of the Gamma Knife Perfexion System:

  • Fully-automated so treatment process is quick and painless
  • Can treat single and multiple brain metastases from a variety of primary cancers with ease
  • New radiation shielding levels that are up to a 100 times better than alternative technologies
  • Provides unlimited reach to areas of the brain, and with future fixation devices, reach into the cervical spine area
  • Added features to increase patient comfort while still providing one of the most accurate stereotactic radiosurgical procedures for the brain