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Gamma Knife

Target oriented, surgery-free single treatment in brain diseases. Being one of the most developed methods in treatment of diseases that affect the brain, Gamma Knife is accepted as golden standard of stereotactic radio surgery. Being one of the most developed methods in treatment of diseases that affect the brain, Gamma Knife is accepted as golden standard of stereotactic radio surgery.

Radio-surgery with Gamma Knife

Being one of the most developed methods in treatment of diseases that affect the brain, Gamma Knife is accepted as golden standard of stereotactic radio surgery. Gamma Knife is a treatment system that destroys the diseased brain tissue  via gamma rays. With Gamma Knife not only benign brain tumors (meningioma, pituitary adenomas, acoustic neuromas) but also  malignant brain tumors (brain metastases, glial tumors) can be treated. In addition, other than brain tumors, Gamma Knife  is used in the treatment of dental, vascular diseases of the brain (arteriovenous malformations) and in functional brain disorders (trigeminal neuralgia, parkinsonism, epilepsy).

Coordinates specified advanced radiosurgical treatment

The system basically based on the principle every one of their per capita have the energy that will not damage the normal brain tissue 201  global localization and separate at some point the beam from the (diseased brain tissue) combines a very high energy deranged be transferred to tissue and are to eliminate this tissue

In Gamma Knife radiosurgery, specialized equipment focuses close to 201 tiny beams of radiation on a tumor or other target. Although each beam has very little effect on the brain tissue it passes through, a strong dose of radiation is delivered to the site where all the beams meet. Differently from traditional brain surgery, Gamma Knife radiosurgery is performed in single session. It is a method which is preferred in cases  when open brain surgery is not possible or carry high risk .


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Golden Standard in brain surgeries:  Gamma Knife

  • The single non-invasive "surgical" method is Gamma Knife
  • The risk of complications such as infection, bleeding which can occur in open surgery, does not appear in the treatment of Gamma Knife.
  • Does not require a general anesthesia
  • The patient doesn’t feel pain at all during therapy
  • The patient is in awake state during the operation , he can speak with the doctor  via microphone
    Gamma Knife treatment courses  between a few hours and 15 minutes
    Possibility of development of tissue reaction in healthy tissue is 1-2% depending on the radiation energy used
  • The reactions may occur are usually transient.
  • One day after Gamma Knife treatment one can return to normal social and professional life.
  • Side effects such as hair loss during therapy is not observed.


Other Areas Of Service in Gamma-Knife

Other tumors which are treated with Gamma Knife are:  Glomus jugular, craniopharyngioma, chordoma, hemangioblastoma to, hemangioendothelioma, hemangiopericytoma, pinealocytoma

The most common tumors that cause brain  metastases are lung cancer, breast cancer and renal cancer. Other than these, thyroid cancers and melanomas cause brain metastasis, too promising results have been received  by use of Gamma Knife in those and metastases of other tumors.

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