Gamma Knife Surgery: 6 Things to Know

Important Facts About Gamma Knife Surgery

Gamma Knife® surgery isn’t actual surgery, and it doesn’t use an actual knife. It’s an extremely advanced way of treating brain tumors and other problems in the brain using radiation from gamma rays. Whether you’re preparing for the procedure or helping a loved one, it helps to understand what it involves. Here's what you need to know about Gamma Knife treatment.

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