WHAT IS GAMMA KNIFE?


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Gamma Knife Perfexion Brochure

The Gamma Knife Perfexion is actually not a knife, but a treatment that directs 192 beams of radiation to treat brain tumors. Your doctor designs a treatment customized for your brain tumor. Then, the Gamma Knife accurately treats the abnormality in your brain with less damage to the healthy tissue. Gamma Knife is considered the "Gold Standard" for radiosurgery.

The treatment is non-invasive (no incisions) and can be used as an alternative to, or along with conventional surgery. Brain tumors and other problems that were once thought to be inoperable can now be safely and effectively treated. Patients who are poor candidates for conventional surgery due to age, certain health conditions, or an inability to have general anesthesia, may also benefit from Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

Kettering Medical Center and the Wallace-Kettering Neuroscience Institute now offer The Gamma Knife Perfexion. The Gamma Knife Perfexion is the result of more than four decades of extensive research and clinical experience. The Gamma Knife Perfexion at the Wallace-Kettering Neuroscience Institute is the only one in Southwest Ohio and one of only a few in the world.