Gamma Knife surgery uses focused beams of radiation to treat tumors around the brain. The surgery requires no incision and is more or less painless. Other benefits of this surgery also include minimal side effects and a short treatment time that allows patients to go home afterward.
The Gamma Knife Center treats a number of neurological brain diseases, including vascular disorders, benign and malignant tumors, functional disorders and ocular disorders. In addition, the Gamma Knife is used as an investigational tool for certain forms of epilepsy and psychiatric disease.
The Gamma Knife Center located at Sacred Heart, University District is one of only 200 such centers in the world and one of only two Gamma Knife facilities in Oregon.