How Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Works?

The only reason this treatment is named Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is because it actually provides similar results to comparable surgical alternatives. This single session Radiosurgery in India is precisely effective in treating tumours & lesions while minimally affecting the surrounding healthy tissue.

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in India is carried out by expert professionals & is the best & safest, noninvasive, bloodless & painless neurosurgery option for patients in complex medical conditions.

What is GammaKnife Radiosurgery?

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is also known as Stereotactic Radiosurgery. This is a precise therapeutic radiology treatment & which does not anyway involve actual surgery. Basically it only uses high-focused beams of gamma rays to treat small to medium sized lesions normally located within the brain. With several beams joining to focus on the lesion under treatment, Gamma Knife Surgery translates into an intense dose of radiation without any surgical incision.

Cost of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in India

India is a specialist destination for GammaKnife surgery procedures. GammaKnife Stereotactic Radio-surgery costs in India are affordable & just a fraction of what you normally pay in the western developed countries. Offering high-tech medical solutions to a large variety of healthcare problems, it is no wonder that India is one of the most favored global health care destinations today.

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Affordable Radiosurgery in India

Most often used to treat tumors & other lesions in brain, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is also useful in certain neurological conditions like trigeminal neuralgia & acoustic neuroma. This Gamma Knife procedure is a perfect option especially in situations where conventional surgical techniques are unable to reach specific areas of the brain.

It is also the most viable option for patients who are unable to tolerate surgical procedures like craniotomy to treat their ailment. Since Gamma Knife Radiosurgery procedures work rather slowly, it may not be best bet for patients requiring immediate treatments.

More about Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

Using precisely focused radiation treatment beams on tumours & various other problems of brain, neck & other regions of the body, Stereotactic Radiosurgery is no surgery in the traditional sense since it involves no incisions. SRS instead uses 3D imaging in order to target high doses of converged radiation to affected areas without impacting surrounding healthy tissues.

SRS works by damaging DNA of targeted cells which subsequently lose ability to reproduce causing tumours to effectively shrink in size. Most often SRS of brain & spine are completed in single session, but one’s targeting other areas like liver, lung, adrenal & various other soft tissue tumours typically involve multiple sittings.

SRS treating tumours in other areas of the body than brain quite often called Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) or Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SRBT).

How Does Gamma Knife Radiation Treatment Works?

All types of SRS work in similar fashion. With help from specialised equipment they focus numerous small beams of radiation on tumour or other selective targets. Individual beams have very little effect on tissue but maximum dose is delivered on sites where the beams intersect.

As a result these cause blood vessels to close off at intersections & subsequently tumours to shrink. The precision of SRS means minimal collateral damage to surrounding tissue, therefore lower risk of Gamma Knife side effects when compared to other radiation therapies & traditional surgeries.

Gamma Knife SRS Device

Gamma Knife devices typically contain 201 cobalt-60 sources of 30 curies each placed in circular array within a heavily shielded assembly. Through a target point this device aims gamma rays in patient’s brain. Wearing a special helmet surgically fixed to patient’s skull so as to keep brain tumour stationary, an ablative dose of radiation is sent through tumor in a single session of treatment. Individual single beam of radiation is relatively low in density & having negligible effect on intervening tissue but effectively concentrated & destructive when converging at the tumor.

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery has proven to be effective on non-malignant & malignant brain tumors like glioblastoma. They are also effective on vascular malformations like arteriovenous malformation (AVM) & other functional problems. In cases of trigeminal neuralgia Gamma Knife Radiosurgery treatment procedure requires to be repeated as needed. However, acute complications following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery are absolutely rare.

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