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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Possibly: Gamma knife is focused beam radiation that is very effective for controlling benign tumors like meningiomas. If these tumors are small, they are more ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Radiation to tumor: Stereotactic radiosurgery (srs) is precisely focused radiation beams to treat tumors and other abnormal growths in the brain, spinal column and other ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need integrated doc: You have not given any details about pain Need a fresh look at your pain.Second opinion from a teaching hospital specialist. Check drhoffman.com & ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: It is very safe as no opening of the skull is involved.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: Stereotactic surgery is usually a minimally invasive procedure using x-ray and computers to locate a spot or lesion to perform a needle biopsy through ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Targeted radiation: Cyberknife® is an entirely new approach to stereotactic radiosurgery because it can deliver targeted radiation to anywhere in the body, while minimizi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Grissom
42 years experience in Radiology
Radiation treatment: Focused beams of radiation are used with laser like precision to treat a brain condition that otherwise may need brain surgery.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Robotic Radiosurgery: Cyberknife is the only robotic radiosurgery system fda approved to this date. The robotic nature of the system allows for tracking the tumor during d ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Duma
35 years experience in Neurosurgery
Insurance covers....: Gamma Knife is one of my specialties. I have been using it for 24 years, and have treated more than 7000 patients to date. Every single insurance carr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Precise Radiotherapy: Cyberknife is approved for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Not standard: The more standard non-medical treatment would be a deep brain stimulator. Determining which area to irradiate by gamma knife would be a little problem ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Please call: Financial services at your hospital.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
45 years experience in Radiology
Yes: Yes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Radiation treatment: Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-surgical treatment in which high doses of focused radiation beams are delivered from multiple locations outside the ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Depends on size: Gamma knife and stereotactic radiosurgery (srs) are terms that are used interchangeably. What it refers to is focused beam radiosurgery. Gamma knife i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience in Neurology
Physics lesson!: Briefly, gamma rays are similar to x-rays and are thought to have the highest frequency and energy and the shortest wavelength and are delivered via ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
It can be: Works ok and will reduce tumor burden.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Depends: Gamma knife is a type of very precise radiation that can deliver very high doses of radiation to small confined targets. It dose not require any surg ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Radiation to nerve: Gamma knife delivers pinpointed radiation to the trigeminal nerve where it enters the brainstem, damaging it and blocking pain signals. It is done as ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Varies: Gamma knife radiosurgery is covered by most insurance providers as well as medicaid and medicare. The cost without insurance varies depending on the c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience in Anesthesiology
Unlikely: Gamma knife is a targeted method for delivering radiation to a site routinely in the brain or spinal cord. Because of this targeting, there's less ch ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
No diff: There is no evidence that the various types yield very different outcomes for most people. The choice may depend on factors such as your body habitus, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
Gamma Knife: Risks to gamma knife are the following: Pain to the head frame pin site Swelling of the brain Headaches Hair loss near treated area Seizures Weakne ... Read More

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