Gamma Knife surgical treatment uses radiation instead of open surgery to shrink tumors or repair other brain abnormalities. Its unique design spares normal, healthy tissue because low-dose radiation is delivered via a circle of beams around the head, all of which converge at a specific point to deliver a concentrated blast of radiation to the target. Unhealthy cells slowly die, stabilizing or shrinking the tumor or correcting other conditions.
Gamma Knife surgery is extremely effective in treating malignant and benign tumors, vascular abnormalities, and functional disorders (such as trigeminal neuralgia.) The benefits of Gamma Knife surgery include no risk of anesthesia, no incision, no hair loss, short hospitalization, immediate return to pre-procedure activities and minimal to no discomfort.
Our practice includes the co-director of the Gamma Knife Center at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, Dr. Alain de Lotbinière. The Gamma Knife Center is the only such treatment center between New York City and Albany. For more information, visit www.nwhgammaknifeny.org.