Expect the Best Technology: Gamma Knife
Gamma Knife is not a knife at all, but an incision-free technology that treats specific brain conditions with precisely targeted, pain-free radiation.
These treatments are typically given on an outpatient basis on a single day without general anesthesia, so patients experience little to no discomfort and resume normal activities almost immediately.
This radiosurgery technology provides improved outcomes and a better overall patient experience by preventing or delaying the need for traditional, riskier and potentially less-effective procedures, such as intracranial surgery and whole-brain radiation.
Gamma Knife benefits:
• Multiple tumors treated at once
• Shorter treatment times
• More precise tumor targeting
• Less impact on healthy surrounding tissues
• More patient comfort
Our experienced neurosurgeons work closely and collaboratively with the skilled radiation oncologists of Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center when performing Gamma Knife radiosurgery procedures at the PeaceHealth Gamma Knife Center.
Conditions Treated with Gamma Knife
Our neurosurgeons can treat cancerous and benign tumors, blood vessel abnormalities and nerve problems by using Gamma Knife’s precise radiation to eliminate malformations with very little damage to nearby tissues.
Gamma Knife is used to treat:
• Brain metastases
• Acoustic neuromas
• Arteriovenous malformations
• Pituitary adenomas
• Pituitary glial tumors
• Trigeminal neuralgia/cluster headaches
Gamma Knife can complement surgery or be used as an alternative to conventional brain surgery. It’s particularly suited for patients who are unable to tolerate conventional surgery or general anesthesia.
PeaceHealth Gamma Knife Center
3311 RiverBend Dr.
Springfield, OR 97477