Overview

If you’ve been diagnosed with a brain, head or neck tumor, Gamma Knife radiosurgery is the gold standard of treatment. In most cases, Gamma Knife eliminates the need for traditional surgery. Many patients who receive this nonsurgical treatment can resume their normal, daily routine as soon as treatment is over.

Gamma Knife technology creates a nearly painless, incision-free treatment alternative for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors of the brain. More than 30,000 patients are treated safely and effectively with Gamma Knife surgery each year. 

Gamma Knife surgery is a unique treatment method that isn’t actually a knife. Gamma Knife treatment is a form of stereotactic radiosurgery, a nonsurgical radiation therapy that enables highly focused radiation beams to be targeted directly to the lesion. The Gamma Knife uses 192 individual radiation beams to hit only the target while minimizing damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.
 
Why Choose Mercy Health?
Mercy Health is one of approximately 300 locations worldwide to offer this life-extending treatment and has treated over 750 patients in the four years of operation. As partners in your treatment, the multidisciplinary Gamma Knife team at Mercy Health is devoted to providing you with expert, compassionate care.

Common Conditions

Brain metastases - cancer cells that have spread to the brain from primary tumors in other organs in the body
Glioblastoma - malignant tumors affecting the brain or spine
Meningioma - usually noncancerous tumors that arise from the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord
Pituitary adenoma - noncancerous tumors in the pituitary gland
Acoustic neuroma - noncancerous tumors on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain
Hemangioblastoma - tumors that occur in blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord
Trigaminal neuralgia - a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face View all Conditions, Treatments and Services

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