Gamma Knife for Brain Tumors
January 28, 2015
With a Gamma Knife procedure, there is no incision, no blood and virtually no pain.
Despite its name, Gamma Knife is not a knife at all. With a Gamma Knife procedure, there is no incision, no blood and virtually no pain. Gamma Knife refers to the name of the machine that is used to treat tumors. The Gamma Knife machine uses 201 targeted beams of radiation to destroy tumors with unmatched precision. Healthy tissue surrounding tumors is spared. The procedure is so accurate that it is considered to be as good as surgery, or better.
We offer Gamma Knife radiosurgery at Winship at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. According to Dr. Kahn (pictured), Gamma Knife therapy provides patients with a non-invasive alternative to traditional brain surgery. It targets and destroys tumors without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.
Visit the Gamma Knife Center at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital or call (678) 843-5513 to talk to a Gamma Knife nurse navigator.