About the Gamma Knife
Gamma Knife is a proven and effective tool used to treat neurological disorders over more traditional forms of cancer treatment like open surgery, conventional neurosurgery, and conventional radiation therapy. More than 297,000 patients worldwide have received Gamma Knife radiosurgery in treating various benign and malignant tumors, vascular malformations and functional disorders.
Backed by nearly three decades of research at 213 Gamma Knife sites worldwide (88 of which are in the United States), no other neurosurgical instrument has met with such impressive results. Gamma Knife supplements existing technology with a safe and proven treatment modality that can be used routinely with confidence.
History of the Gamma Knife
The Gamma Knife was developed by Professor Lars Leksell in 1967 at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The concept was derived from Dr. Leksell's center of arc principle, whereby any intracranial target could be reached from any point around the convexity of the skull. Dr. Leksell recognized the need for a tool to allow for the treatment of deep-seated lesions in the brain that would eliminate the risks associated with open surgery such as hemorrhage, infection, and cerebral spinal fluid leakage.
The Leksell Gamma Knife® is a highly regarded standard of care and has been for more than 30 years to treat various benign and malignant tumors.
How It Works
The Leskell Gamma Knife® 4C emits finely focused beams of gamma radiation with minimal effect on surrounding normal tissue and without the usual risks of surgery or an incision. Gamma Knife surgery maximizes patient comfort and can be used to treat lesions that before were either inaccessible or were treated unsuccessfully by conventional surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
The Leskell Gamma Knife® 4C offers unparalleled accuracy and precision, allows planning with all stereotactic and non-stereotactic image modalities (e.g., CT, MR, PET), and maximizes patient comfort.
Enhanced Precision and Treatment Efficiency with Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C
The Florida Hospital Gamma Knife Center is committed to the highest standards of patient care in radiosurgery. The Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C is the gold standard of Gamma Knife radiosurgery, offering new imaging and treatment capabilities while providing:
Who Can Benefit
Additional Benefits of Gamma Knife
Hospitalization is short, typically an overnight stay or an outpatient surgical procedure. Patients can immediately resume their previous activities.
Gamma Knife technology allows treatment of inoperable lesions. The procedure offers hope to patients who were formerly considered untreatable or at very high-risk for open-skull surgery.
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