On May 6, 1993, a Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center neurosurgeon performed the region’s first-ever treatment of a patient using Gamma Knife’s groundbreaking radiosurgery technology. In the more than two decades since, the Center and its team of highly skilled Gamma Knife-certified surgeons and radiation oncologists have become recognized experts in performing radiosurgery procedures and have treated more than 5,000 patients for malignant and benign tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuroma, and nearly 30 other complex neurological conditions and disorders of the brain.
At the same time Gamma Knife technology has continually evolved, improving in both accuracy and effectiveness. Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center has been at the forefront of implementing next-generation radiosurgery technology, and now uses the latest Gamma Knife technology called the Perfexion. This technology is considered the current gold standard for Gamma Knife technology.
Located on the Anschutz Medical Campus close to Denver International Airport, just off I-225 and Colfax Ave. in Aurora, Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center and its unparalleled medical team look forward to continuing to advance research and the development of innovative treatments for brain disorders.
Gamma Knife was created by famed Swedish neurosurgeon Lars Leksell specifically to treat complex brain conditions. Despite its name, Gamma Knife is not a knife at all, but a device that replaces a surgeon’s scalpel with multiple, precisely delivered beams of gamma radiation to treat malignant and benign tumors, vascular and neurologic abnormalities by damaging harmful cells. With no incision, there is no risk of infection or excessive bleeding, and most patients can return to normal activities within a day or so. In addition, Gamma Knife’s highly precise delivery of radiation targets tumors while nearly eliminating any harm to surrounding healthy tissue. Those factors, along with proven treatment results, mean Gamma Knife should be a treatment option considered first by neurosurgeons and patients. Since its introduction in 1967, Gamma Knife has successfully treated nearly one million patients worldwide, and its use continues to expand.
If you are interested in learning more about Gamma Knife and whether it is a treatment option for your condition, please fill out the form to the right or click here to schedule a phone conversation with one of our specially trained Gamma Knife nurses. You may also call us at 303-366-0099. We also can arrange a consultation or second opinion with our affiliated Gamma Knife neurosurgeons within two weeks. Although a physician’s referral is not required, we will coordinate all care with your treating physician, if desired, particularly in cases of metastatic brain tumors.
Gamma Knife procedures are typically covered by Medicare and most major medical insurance carriers.
Fill out this form to request a phone consultation with one of our nurse specialists to discuss your situation and whether you are a candidate for treatment.