The Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center offers gamma knife radiosurgery, a non-invasive radiation therapy treatment designed specifically for the brain. Gamma knife treatment has proven to be very effective, stopping benign tumor growth in 93 percent of cases and curing up to 97 percent of trigeminal neuralgia cases. Gamma knife is used to treat:
- Benign tumors, such as meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, and pituitary tumors
- Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Metastatic brain tumors
- Malignant melanoma
The Gamma Knife Center is located on the first floor of the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion (AOP) at the end of the Radiology hallway.
Call us to find out if you might be a candidate for Gamma Knife surgery.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery
Gamma Knife radiosurgery, also called stereotactic radiosurgery, offers the following benefits:
- Extreme precision. Allows a powerful dose of radiation to be delivered with no or minimal damage to healthy surrounding tissue and structures.
- No incision. Results in fewer complications such as bleeding, infection, or cerebrospinal fluid leakage.
- Painless. Requires no general anesthesia, eliminating the related potential side effects.
- One-time treatment. Performed in a single session, primarily on an outpatient basis and only occasionally requiring an overnight stay.
- No down time. Patients can return to their normal activities almost immediately, with no rehabilitation necessary.
- Low cost. Covered by most insurance plans and costs much less than traditional treatments.
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