It sounds like traditional surgery and it may offer similar outcomes. However, it doesn’t require general anesthesia, a hospital stay or traditional healing time. This outpatient procedure, called radiosurgery, is used for a variety of neurological disorders because of its high degree of accuracy, the ability to treat functional disorders and brain tumors without an incision, and the need for just one session.

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery has been approved for treating:

  • Brain tumors
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Vestibular schwannomas
  • Brain tumors that affect the ear and hearing
  • Meningiomas
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Brain metastases