Gamma Radiosurgery is a relatively painless technique for treating intracranial disorders. By combining the precision of the MASEP Infini with the expertise and concern of the Gamma Radiosurgery Center team, patients are offered a safe and effective alternative in a nurturing environment.
As the name says, this is surgery carried out with an exquisitely precise focus. There are no incisions involved, merely a frame of reference attached to the head using local anesthesia.
Studies show that local control-meaning the specific tumor treated does not come back-exceeds an average of 85 percent for the management of tumors in any brain location.
There is no other radiation technique as accurate as Gamma Radiosurgery. The MASEP Infini was designed specifically to provide the very best radiosurgical treatment of brain tumors and other intracranial disorders. To ensure accuracy, extensive phantom testing has been performed and analyzed by two of the most respected medical calibration laboratories in the country and the Infini was found to have superior accuracy. By using a headframe which limits movement during the procedure, the variables that reduce accuracy are avoided, providing patients with safer, more effective treatment.
The noninvasive Infini can isolate and deliver a high dose of radiation to one or more brain tumors during a single treatment session.
Most people leave the facility within one hour of their completed treatment and resume normal activities in a day or two.
Gamma Radiosurgery patients experience very little disruption to their daily routines and recovery times are drastically shorter than traditional surgery. Some patients may experience headaches, which can be treated with an over-the-counter pain reliever. There is no loss of hair as with some treatments and nausea is unlikely due to the fact that a general anesthetic is not required.
Because it's noninvasive, Gamma Radiosurgery can be used to treat tumors and other lesions in surgically inaccessible areas of the brain, such as the brainstem.
Patients who develop new brain metastases or meningiomas can be treated again with Gamma Radiosurgery.