Gamma Knife® Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a minimally-invasive treatment option for a wide variety of intracranial tumors that is performed jointly by a neurosurgeon and a radiation oncologist. While it’s used most often to treat metastatic brain tumors, it is also often useful for treating meningiomas and acoustic neuromas, as well as other brain tumors.

Gamma Knife® radiosurgery treatments make use of highly focused beams of radiation that deliver a high dose of radiation to the tumor, while minimizing radiation exposure to the surrounding brain. No incision is necessary for, and the patient does not need to undergo general anesthesia. In addition to being minimally invasive, radiosurgery has the added advantage of being able to treat multiple tumors simultaneously. It is an outpatient procedure, meaning the patient is discharged home on the day of treatment and can usually resume normal activities on the following day.

Please refer to cerebrovascular and pediatric sections for information on our surgeons who perform Gamma Knife® radiosurgery for AVMs and tumors in children. 

Gamma Knife Machine
Gamma Knife® Machine
head frame and collimator
  Mannequin in Gamma Knife® head frame and collimator