What is Gamma Radiosurgery?
Radiosurgical Center of Memphis uses the MASEP Infini Gamma Radiosurgery System®, which is surgery without a knife.
Gamma Radiosurgery, also known as Sterotactic Cranial Radiosurgery, actually is an extremely effective, precise, and safe radiation instrument used to perform brain radiation treatment. Because the Gamma Radiosurgery uses radiation, this treatment is often referred to as Radiosurgery. No incision or cut is made, which means there is a very low risk of treatment complications. Your head will not be shaved.
With the Gamma Radiosurgery, doctors are able to direct radiation to a focal point to treat a brain tumor, Trigeminal Neuralgia and/or to correct abnormal formations in the brain's artery and vein systems. The Gamma Radiosurgery aims radiation precisely on the abnormal brain tissue (often referred to as a lesion) and alters it without affecting surrounding healthy tissue. You will go home the same day. You may resume your normal activities the next day. You will not be able to drive for 24 hours.
Our Radiosurgical Center is a dedicated facility, which means it is used for brain radiosurgery only. Each of us at the Center wants you to feel comfortable and informed about Gamma Radiosurgery surgery. If you have questions or need more information, please talk with your doctors and nurses about anything you do not understand.