OHC is the only cancer group in the region treating brain cancer using Gamma Knife® ICON™ radiosurgery. Gamma Knife allows OHC doctors to deliver radiation to a brain tumor to destroy the tumor cells while minimizing radiation damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.
OHC has treated more than 1150 patients and provided improvement in their regular activities. In some cases, patients experience improvement within days of the procedure.
Gamma Knife is not a knife but delivers high-intensity gamma rays to treat lesions with ultra-high precision.
- It usually requires only one radiation 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 patient’s lifespan and improve their quality of life.
OHC’s team of experts work together with brain tumor surgeons from Mayfield Brain & Spine to treat brain tumors and brain cancer at the Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. OHC’s team of Gamma Knife specialists includes:
- Peter R. Fried, MD, radiation oncologist and Co-Director of the Gamma Knife Program at The Jewish Hospital
- Elizabeth H. Levick, MD, radiation oncologist
- Marc R. Mosbacher, MD, radiation oncologist
- David Pratt, MD, radiation oncologist
To learn more about Gamma Knife, 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.