Gamma knife surgery in India
Gamma knife is the most preferred choice for brain disorders among patients and doctors worldwide. However, due to non availability of gamma knife in various countries and very high cost of treatment in Western countries, gamma knife treatment in India offers a great value to patients from across the world. Not only the cost of gamma knife surgery in India is much affordable, you get treated by top neurosurgeons in the world.
Gamma knife radiosurgery is now the most accepted and widely used radio surgery treatment in the world for brain tumours or cancers. About half a million people have been treated with Gamma knife surgery, and it's the only Radiation Therapy System cleared by the FDA for irradiating brain metastases.
Gamma knife surgery, despite the name, there is no blade or knife - it's called Gamma knife because radio surgery (one-session treatment) has such a dramatic and precise effect in the target zone that the changes are considered 'surgical.' So there's no incision or blood, and minimal risk of complications.
Gamma knife is a type of stereotactic radiosurgery that uses strong doses of gamma radiation to treat the part of the brain suffering from the disease. The radiation though powerful, is precise enough that it does not cause any harm to the surrounding healthy brain tissue. It is meant to target only the diseased brain cells.
The gamma knife surgery is effective in treatment of the brain tumours which can be benign or cancerous. It is also widely used for treating the arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the brain and other neurological dysfunctions like trigeminal neuralgia.
Gamma knife radiosurgery is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure as it does not involve any cutting of the tissue and is highly advanced method of radiation therapy that emits high energy beam of gamma radiation to effectively kill the small tumours.
The deep tumours, blood vessel abnormalities and other nervous system problems which neuro surgeons found difficult to tackle with the scalpel due to their location or posed high risk to the patient can now be treated with gamma knife surgery. It has thus given a new hope to patients suffering with brain tumours, Arteriovenous malformations and other functional
» Functional disorders such as Trigeminal neuralgia and Epilepsy.
» Neurinoma of Trigeminal and Either Cranial Nerves
» Pituitary Adenoma
» Single and multiple metastases of brain cancer
Gamma Knife can be used in conjunction with traditional surgery and treatments. Gamma Knife enables us to treat many neurological disorders with proven, effective results. Gamma Knife treatments are safe, accurate and reliable. Gamma Knife surgery offers several advantages over traditional ways to treat difficult brain tumors and other disorders including.
» Safe, minimally invasive procedure with no incision or opening of the skull
» Very little discomfort
» No general anesthesia, except for children
» Typically done on an outpatient basis
» No risk of infection, hemorrhage, spinal fluid leakage or adverse reactions to general anesthesia
» Greater accuracy and reliability
» Less expensive than conventional neurosurgery
» Eliminates lengthy post-surgical hospital stays and disabilities and minimizes rehabilitation costs
Gamma Knife is useful in successful treatment of Brain Tumors such as:
2. Neurinoma of trigeminal and either cranial nerves
3. Pituitary adenoma
4. Single and multiple metastases of brain cancer
5. Arteriovenous malformations
6. Other brain pathologies in the early stages of the diseases in adults and children
7. Functional disorders such as Trigeminal neuralgia and Epilepsy