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Gamma Knife Perfexion

Gamma knife treatment is actually not a knife, but a non-invasive (no incision) treatment that directs 192 beams of radiation to treat brain tumors. Your doctor designs a treatment customized for your brain tumor. Then, the Gamma Knife accurately treats the abnormality in your brain with less damage to the healthy tissue. Depending on the condition being treated, it may be used either as a primary treatment or in combination with surgery.

Patients who are poor candidates for conventional surgery due to age, certain health conditions, or an inability to have general anesthesia, may also benefit from Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

The Neuroscience Institute now offers The Gamma Knife Perfexion. The Gamma Knife Perfexion is the result of more than four decades of extensive research and clinical experience. It is the only one in Southwest Ohio, and one of only a few in the world.


Our Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion system offers patients these benefits:

  • painless, incision-free stereotactic radiosurgery
  • fast, precise treatment of one or more sites within one session
  • no anesthesia or overnight hospital stay
  • can be used to re-treat areas of the brain in the future