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Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery: Advanced Treatment of Brain Tumors

 

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a well-established method used for the treatment of brain tumors and other conditions of the brain. Patients with meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas, arteriovenous malformations, medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia and metastases can all benefit from Leksell Gamma Knife® treatment. Multiple intracranial metastases can usually be treated in a single outpatient procedure.

The Gamma Knife process does not involve making incisions in your head. Instead, very precisely focused beams of radiation are directed to areas within the brain that require treatment, virtually eliminating potential surgical risks. One hundred and ninety-two individual beams of radiation are positioned in a hemisphere so that all the beams can converge on a single focal point. The shape and dose of radiation is optimized to hit only the target, without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. The treatment procedure is simple, safe and effective.

Join an interactive discussion with expert Dong Kim, M.D., at 11:00AM CST on Wednesday, April 30th to learn about Gamma Knife radiosurgery and all the benefits this treatment can offer. Dr. Dong Kim will also host a live Q&A session following his presentation, where you will have the opportunity to ask more specific questions.

Topics

  • The Gamma Knife process
  • Benefits of radiosurgery
  • What are the risks?

About the Host

Dr. Dong Kim

Dong Kim, M.D.

  • Fellowship trained neurosurgeon with expertise in research and treatment of: brain aneurysms, brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), skull base tumors and meningiomas, pineal cysts, carotid disease, trigeminal neuralgia, and chiari malformations
  • Serves as Chief of neurosurgery for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Professor and Chair of neurosurgery at UTHealth Medical School
  • Honored with numerous awards and was named to America's Top Surgeons, Marquis Who's Who and Who's Who in America
  • Has authored studies published in journals such as Nature Genetics, Brain Research, International Journal of Cancer, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery and Genes, Chrom, Cancer