Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you need help with preauthorizations, our staff can help you work with your insurance company. And, we’ll help you understand your coverage so there are no surprises.
Since its introduction in 1967, Gamma Knife has successfully treated nearly 1 million patients worldwide, and its use continues to expand. It is a legitimate treatment recognized and covered by nearly all insurance plans and extensively researched.
All of our radiosurgery procedures are performed at UCHealth Hospital, but you’ll get one convenient bill through Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center. (Medicare and Medicaid patients will receive a separate bill from UCHealth for technical services.)
With a success rate of up to 100 percent for many conditions, Gamma Knife surgery provides the best outcomes of all available treatment options for qualifying patients with appropriate brain conditions. Yet many patients are not offered this benefit or are told that other radiation therapies are equivalent.
Depending on the specifics of your condition, you may or may not be a candidate 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 radiosurgery as the gold standard treatment in qualifying cases. (Learn more about the differences in types of radiosurgery here.)
If you are interested in learning more about Gamma Knife, we can help. Here are some next steps to consider:
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 nurse clinicians. We will answer your questions and help you understand if Gamma Knife radiosurgery is an option for your specific condition.
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.
Talk with your doctor: You should feel confident talking with your physician about Gamma Knife as a treatment option. To prepare for this discussion, we recommend downloading our Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia or Treating Metastatic Brain Tumors with Gamma Knife guides that help you understand the difference between various treatment options and the pros and cons of each.
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.
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.