Gamma Knife Surgery

Gamma Knife Treatment

At The Gamma Knife Center at Monmouth Medical Center, neurosurgeons perform Gamma Knife procedures to eradicate brain tumors with concentrated doses of radiation that precisely target diseased brain tissue, while leaving healthy tissue completely intact and unharmed. Gamma Knife treatment is non-invasive radiosurgery and requires no incision, no general anesthesia, and delivers a single treatment to target the brain lesion in one visit.

Prior to the Gamma Knife procedure, the neurosurgeons at The Neuroscience Institute of Monmouth Medical Center create highly detailed and precise maps of the patient's brain that identify the exact location of the brain tumor or malformation. Using this blueprint of a patient’s brain anatomy and individual brain structure, neurosurgeons deliver a focused, customized dose of radiation directly to the brain tumor. Gamma beams are low intensity but intersect at specific points to deliver a concentrated dose of radiation to target the unique shape, depth and dimensions of the diseased tissue.

Gamma Knife treatment is so precise and so powerful, that in most cases the tumor slowly shrinks and dissolves over time, effectively treating the lesion.

Is Gamma Knife an appropriate treatment for you or a loved one with a brain tumor or other malformation? To make an appointment for a consultation with a specialist, please call (732) 923-6562.

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery The Neuroscience Institute at Monmouth

For patients with brain tumors, movement disorders, vascular disorders and pain problems, Gamma Knife radiosurgery provides leading edge noninvasive treatment that provides extraordinary benefits for patients who are candidates for the procedure. Because it is highly precise and noninvasive surgery, Gamma Knife provides treatment options for many patients whose conditions were previously considered "inoperable."

Neurosurgeons at The Neuroscience Institute at Monmouth use The Gamma Knife to treat benign and malignant brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia and tremors. They work as part of a multidisciplinary team at The Gamma Knife Center at Monmouth, along with specialists in neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, and neuroradiology to provide the highest level of care.

For patients with brain tumors, Gamma Knife surgery may be part of highly coordinated and comprehensive care delivered by our neurosciences team and specialists at The David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center.

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, please call (732) 923-6562.

Patient Stories

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