How you can get Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Gamma Knife is not traditional surgery that requires an incision. It is a non-invasive procedure that uses high-intensity radiation. Gamma Knife treatment provides an alternative to surgery and other less-effective radiation therapies for trigeminal neuralgia, metastatic and benign brain tumors, acoustic neuroma, and arteriovenous malformations.

With a success rate of up to 100% for many conditions, Gamma Knife surgery provides the best outcomes of all available treatment options for qualifying patients. Yet many patients are not offered this benefit or are told that other radiation therapies are equivalent.

Gamma_Knife_Benefits.jpgDepending on the specifics of your condition, you may or may not be an option for Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Other options that may be recommended are traditional surgery, radiation with a machine called a linear accelerator, or Cyberknife. While some of these alternatives may be touted as equal to or even the same thing as Gamma Knife, there are distinct differences and more than 300 research studies have established Gamma Knife as the gold standard treatment in qualifying cases. You can download this guide to compare the various radiation therapies available.

If you are interested in learning whether Gamma Knife is an option you should consider, we can help. Here are some next steps to consider:

  1. Call Us: Call Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center at 303-366-0099 or fill out our online form to schedule a phone consultation with one of Gamma Knife nurse clinicians. We will answer your questions and help you understand if Gamma Knife is an option for your specific condition.
  2. Research: Look through the resources on our website. We have provided easy-to-understand information about Gamma Knife radiosurgery and its proven effectiveness for treating brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, and acoustic neuromas based on research published in widely respected medical journals. We also have provided free patient guides, videos and other tools you can download.
  3. Talk with Your Doctor: You should feel confident talking with your physician about Gamma Knife surgery as a treatment option. To prepare for this discussion, we recommend downloading our guide that helps you understand the difference between various treatment options and the pros and cons of each. We also have provided a list of questions for you to consider with your physician.
  4. Schedule An Appointment: If you would like to consult with a neurosurgeon specially trained in Gamma Knife treatment, we can help you schedule an appointment. The neurosurgeons affiliated with Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center have successfully performed thousands of Gamma Knife radiosurgeries. They can become your primary physician for treating your condition if you do not have a physician or they can provide a second opinion


 

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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.