Radiation Oncology Services
Lifespan Cancer Institute

About Gamma Knife Treatment

Providing Hope to Patients and Their Families

Gamma knife technology is consistently regarded as the best noninvasive treatment for brain disorders. Benefits include:

  • Targeted treatment of previously inaccessible areas
  • High cure rate
  • Delivery of maximum dose to target area
  • Low risk of damage to nearby healthy tissue
  • Low morbidity
  • Painless treatment
  • Return home the same day
  • High patient satisfaction and quality of life

Gamma Knife Outcomes

  • Tumors show an effective response in 85 to 98 percent of cases.
  • In more than 80 percent of patients treated for AVMs, the AVMs disappear completely within two years.

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