In the Tri-State, only OHC is curing brain cancer using Gamma Knife technology. Gamma Knife allows our doctors to deliver radiation to a brain tumor to destroy the tumor cells while causing little or no radiation damage to the surrounding normal tissue.
Gamma Knife is not a knife and involves no cutting. It involves precision and radiation.
- It doesn’t require an incision so there are none of the risks associated with incisions and anesthesia.
- It requires only one treatment, and that usually takes 10-60 minutes depending on the individual case.
- It works. There is evidence that treatment of certain malignant brain tumors with Gamma Knife surgery can increase a patients’ lifespan and improves quality of life.
Now Gamma Knife is available “frameless”. This means patients get the same treatment but without having to wear the “frame” on their head. And OHC is proud to be able to offer this more comfortable option to our patients.
To learn more about Gamma Knife, you can read our blog, Giving Hope to Patients with Brain Tumors, or call us at 1-800-710-4674 and we’d be happy to schedule an appointment for you to speak with one of our doctors.