Gamma Knife

For consults, and to learn more about gamma knife technology and West Houston Neuroscience Services, call 281-584-7400.

The Gamma Knife provides an extraordinary alternative to invasive brain surgery. In many cases, it offers lifesaving treatment for conditions once considered untreatable.

A gamma knife is actually not a knife, but a precise surgical tool that directs beams of radiation into the brain. Since there is no incision, a gamma knife reduces damage to surrounding healthy brain tissue and also allows for a quicker, less painful recovery. Other advantages include:

  • Increased accuracy, safety and reliability.
  • Low risk of post-operative complications.
  • No general anesthesia needed.
  • Done as an outpatient procedure.
  • Most patients can resume normal activities in 24 to 48 hours.

Conditions Treated

In use for more 40 years, the Gamma Knife treats a wide range of neurological disorders, such as:

  • Metastatic tumors (tumors that have spread to the brain from cancers in other parts of the body)
  • Benign brain tumors (acoustic neuromas, meningiomas and pituitary)
  • Some malignant brain tumors (those originating in the brain)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain)
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Inoperable brain abnormalities

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