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Who Benefits from Gamma Knife Treatment

Gamma Knife Perfexion treatment can be a primary option or used as an adjunct to conventional brain surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or interventional neuroradiology in selected patients. It is especially valuable for patients for whom conventional neurosurgical approaches would be difficult or impossible. Gamma Knife Perfexion treatment is typically performed without general anesthesia. As a result, it may be an effective alternative for patients of advanced age and/or those in poor medical condition to whom anesthesia or conventional surgery might pose significant risks.

Conditions treated at the Northwest Indiana Gamma Knife Center at Methodist Hospitals include:

  • Intracranial tumor, also known as brain tumor, including primary brain tumor and secondary brain tumor
  • Benign brain tumor, including meningioma, acoustic neuroma and pituitary adenoma
  • Malignant brain tumor, such as glioma
  • Single metastatic brain tumor and multiple metastatic brain tumor
  • Upper cervical spine tumor
  • Vascular malformations, including vascular lesions and vascular seizure disorder
  • Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as facial pain

Referring physicians and prospective patients are invited to call 800-763-8767 for a free consultation.

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