gamma knife radiosurgery

Medical Mondays: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

On this week’s Medical Mondays video, learn about Gamma Knife® radiosurgery, one of the most precise, powerful, and proven treatments for brain disorders. This painless, non-surgical procedure uses hundreds of highly focused radiation beams to target tumors and lesions within the brain. During its 28-year history at UPMC, Gamma Knife radiosurgery has proven effective for more than 13,750 patients.

Here, you’ll also learn about:

  • Conditions treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Recovery after Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Traditional and radiation therapy vs. Gamma Knife radiosurgery

To learn more about Gamma Knife radiosurgery at UPMC, call 1-877-986-9862 or visit our department website.

  • What Is Gamma Knife Radiosurgery?

    Gamma Knife radiosurgery uses highly precise and focused radiation beams that affect only the tumor or other problems, not surrounding healthy tissue. Learn more about this non-invasive approach for treating brain tumors and lesions. Read More
  • Radiosurgery Treatment Options

    Gamma Knife radiosurgery relies on sophisticated imaging, like MRI and CT, and computer programming, to accurately target the tumor, nerves, or blood vessels. Learn more about the two main types of radiosurgery treatment. Read More
  • Recovery After Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

    One of the main benefits of Gamma Knife radiosurgery is the lack of complications, no required incisions, and no long recovery time that may come with traditional surgery. Read more about recovery following Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Read More
  • What Conditions Does Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Treat?

    Gamma Knife radiosurgery is used to treat an array of brain conditions. Read more about what conditions respond well to this treatment approach. Read More
  • Why Choose Gamma Knife Over Radiation Therapy and Surgery?

    Gamma Knife radiosurgery appeals to patients who prefer a short duration of treatment, a less-invasive procedure, and who may not be a candidate for traditional surgery. Read more about how Gamma Knife radiosurgery compares to other treatment options. Read More
  • Brain Cancer vs. Benign Tumors

    Learn more about benign and malignant brain tumors and how Gamma Knife radiosurgery can be used as a treatment approach. Read More