Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is a procedure that uses radiation to treat brain tumours and anomalies of the brain.

Cost of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in Delhi NCR

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Cost from trusted Hospitals in Delhi NCR

Sector – 38, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :1000 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
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Radiation Oncologist in Medanta Gurgaon
Tejinder Kataria
Radiation Oncology
Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Radiation Oncologist in BLK Hospital
S Hukku
Radiation Oncology
Shikha Halder
Radiation Oncology
J - Block, Mayfield Gardens, Sector 51, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, india
NABH 
JCI 
 Capacity :300 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, Dermatology, EN...
Radiation Oncologist in Artemis Gurgaon
Kamal Verma
Radiation Oncology
S Jayalakshmi
Radiation Oncology
Near New Ashok Nagar Metro Station, Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi, 110096, India
NABH 
NABL 
UICC 
 Capacity :300 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Gynecologic Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hemato Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Nephrology, ...
Radiation Oncologist in Dharamshila
Kanika Sharma
Radiation Oncology
Sheh Rawat
Radiation Oncology
Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
 Capacity :1000 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Radiation Oncologist in Fortis Gurgaon
BK Mohanti
Radiation Oncology
Anusheel Munshi
Radiation Oncology
Block F, Gol Chakkar, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Neurosurgery, P...
Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplan...
Radiation Oncologist in Apollo Delhi
Sapna Manocha Verma
Radiation Oncology
Mano Bhadauria
Radiation Oncology
B-22 , Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Onc...
Radiation Oncologist in Fortis Noida
Jaskaran Singh Sethi
Radiation Oncology
Gagan Saini
Radiation Oncology
Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi, 110070, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Neurosurgery, Pediatri...
A Block, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi, 110088, India
NABH 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Pediatrics, Paediatric Nephrology...

Description

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is a procedure that uses radiation to treat brain tumours and anomalies of the brain.

Using specialized medical equipment, high number of radiation beams are passed exactly on the tumor in the brain. This is highly precise technique and causes negligible damage to tissues near the tumor. All the beams combine on the tumor and create a strong radiation, thereby destroying the tumor. 

 

Indication

Gamma Knife Surgery is used to treat the following conditions most commonly:

  • Brain Tumor: The management of small non-cancerous and cancerous brain tumors becomes easier. The genetic material (DNA) present in the tumor’s cells is destroyed, as a result of which the cells lose their ability to reproduce, eventually dying and shrinking the size of the tumor.
  • Pituitary Gland Tumors: Pea-sized tumors at the base of the pituitary gland can affect various body funtions including metabolism and sexual function. 
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia causes excruciating pain in the areas of forehead, cheek and jaw. It is a disorder of one or both of the trigeminal nerves. After treatment, a lot of people experience pain relief within a few days.
  • Acoustic Neuroma is a condition in which benign tumor develops along the main balance and hearing nerve which leads from the inner ear to the brain. This may result in hearing loss, dizziness, ringing in the ear, loss of facial muscle movement or loss of balance. 
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) is caused abnormally entangled arteries and veins in the brain. This disrupts normal flow of blood, and may even lead to bleeding in the brain.

Radiosurgery is usually performed when:

  • Brain tumor or other anomalies of the brain are difficult to reach via open neurosurgery
  • Patient's medical condition does not allow a normal surgery
  • Patient prefers a less invasive treatment for their abnormal growth 
Pre-Procedure

Before the procedure, the surgeon will advise

  • To stop taking blood thinner or certain other medications at least 2 weeks before the procedure 
  • Not to eat or drink anything at least 12 hours before the procedure.

The surgeon will check for allergic reactions to iodine because dyes used in the procedure may contain it.

During-Procedure

The procedure is generally performed under local anesthesia and generally takes about 1 to 4 hours.

  • To begin the procedure, the surgeon will attach a frame with pins to the patient's head. This may feel uncomfortable. This is done to stabilize the head and prevent any unnecessary movement during the surgery. 
  • The precise location of the tumor or anomaly is detected with the help of medical imaging devices and a plan for treatment is made. 
  • The patient is made lie on a bed that will go inside the gamma knife machine. A collimator helmet is fitted over the head frame. This device allows radiation to pass through and reach the tumor.
Post-Procedure

After the procedure,

  • The frame is removed from the head. This may cause pain or tenderness at the pin sites.
  • Patient may feel some discomfort, such as a headache or nausea. 

In most cases, the patient can go home on the same day.

Risk and Complication

Although a very safe procedure, some known risks are

  • Swelling in the brain
  • Headache and nausea
  • Loss of balance
  • Vision problems
More Info

If you have any additional questions, talk to our in-house doctors. Call 1800-1022-733 (toll free).



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