Gamma Knife is used to treat these disorders:
Both benign (non-life threatening) and malignant (life-threatening) brain tumors are treated with Gamma Knife. The radiation damages the DNA of the tumor cells which causes the cells to lose their ability to reproduce. The tumor tissue that remains after the radiation treatment will typically shrink. Gamma Knife is very effective toward treating deep-seeded tumors that otherwise may have been termed too risky to for surgery.
- Brain Metastasis
- Pituitary Tumors
- Glial Neoplasms
- Acoustic Neuromas
- Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)