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Gamma Knife®

Gamma Knife®

Brain surgery without the scalpel – that’s the premise of gamma knife radiosurgery.

Employing a single, precisely targeted dose of radiation, the non-invasive procedure is the powerful and proven treatment of choice for brain disorders.

Requiring no incisions, no anesthesia, and no lengthy recovery, each custom-designed treatment targets benign or malignant tumors, blood vessel malformations, or neurological disorders of the patient with pinpoint accuracy, sparing surrounding healthy tissue.

In the four decades since the revolutionary technology was first introduced, more than half a million patients have been successfully treated worldwide, making it the gold standard in care. 

Since 1999, the Lancaster General Health Gamma Knife® Center has performed more than 1,700 procedures for a variety of brain lesions with excellent success. Performed on an outpatient basis, actual treatment time averages 30 minutes with most patients returning to their daily activities within 24 hours.

Located at the Suburban Pavilion, the Gamma Knife® Center is led by a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary treatment team of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists and nurses, all focused to design a comprehensive plan of action specifically tailored to each individual patient.

Think this innovative, effective treatment may be right for you or your patient? Call the Gamma Knife® Center at 800- 860-9949 or 717-544-3065 for more information.

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