What are the benefits of Gamma Knife treatment?

Benefits of Gamma Knife treatment include:
  • Although the treatment area where the beams converge receives a very high dose of radiation, each of the individual beams has low intensity so there is minimal risk to nearby tissue.
  • The absence of an incision eliminates the risk of bleeding and infection.
  • Patients experience minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • Hospitalization is short--Gamma Knife procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis in a single session.
Most important of all, the Gamma Knife offers hope to patients who are considered untreatable or at very high risk for conventional neurosurgery.

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