Most Advanced, Non-Invasive Brain Tumor Treatment

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health offers minimally-invasive brain surgery through state-of-the-art, pinpoint-accurate radiosurgery. The Jewish Hospital features Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™, an advanced radiosurgical device that uses radiation to perform precision brain surgery with no incisions. This technology is the first of its kind in Greater Cincinnati. The Jewish Hospital is one of approximately 250 hospitals worldwide to offer this life-extending treatment.

The Gamma Knife® treats brain tumors and neurological conditions without the normal risks associated with surgery and a long hospital stay. Gamma Knife® radiosurgery uses 192 beams of radiation to precisely target tumors deep within the brain without incisions. Most patients are able to go home the same day. More than 30 years of clinical studies documented in more than 2,500 published medical papers demonstrate the effectiveness of Gamma Knife® radiosurgery.

With the Gamma Knife® Perfexion™, The Jewish Hospital’s radiosurgery team has the capability to treat a broad spectrum of brain tumors including metastatic tumor, glioma, meningioma, acoustic neuroma, pituitary adenoma, and skull base tumors. The team also uses Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ to treat other neurological conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia, tremor, arteriovenous malformation, arteriovenous fistula, and cavernous angioma.

The Jewish Hospital’s multidisciplinary team is comprised of radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical physicists, and specialized nurses who work together to create the Gamma Knife® treatment plan and perform the procedure. The Gamma Knife® program is directed by Peter Fried, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at The Jewish Hospital. The Gamma Knife team includes Ronald E. Warnick, MD, a neurosurgeon with the Mayfield Clinic who has performed over 2,600 stereotactic radiosurgery procedures in the past 24 years.

We invite you to learn more about Gamma Knife® as a treatment option, and let us know if you have questions contact Amy Richards Lusk, RN by phone at 513-686-5972 or by email at

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