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Doctor insights on: Gamma Knife Treatment For Ocd

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Can you tell me if there is any clue about gamma knife for ocd?

Can you tell me if there is any clue about gamma knife for ocd?

Sure: There is a long history now of treating ocd with stereotactic ablation, and some doctors have tried the same approach with stereotactic radiosurgery. Here is a link to an abstract on the subject. I can email you the actual paper if you like. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23872618 good luck. ...Read more

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Could deep brain stimulation or gamma knife surgery for OCD be done on someone with epilepsy?

Could deep brain stimulation or gamma knife surgery for OCD be done on someone with epilepsy?

Possibly: Gamma knife surgery is actively being studied as an alternative choice to traditional epilepsy surgery. Deep brain stimulation of the thalamus has been studied and has been found to be an effective therapy for some types of epilepsy. However, it may not offer any advantage over the vagus nerve stimulator, which is a less invasive treatment. Right now, insurers do not cover dbs for epilepsy ...Read more

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What is the price of gamma knife treatment?

For the uninsured...: ... We can treat most lesions for under $15k. See braintumorclinic.Org. ...Read more

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Is a gamma knife a good treatment for acoustic neuroma?

Is a gamma knife a good treatment for acoustic neuroma?

Depends: Gk can be a great treatment option for an. Many times it is not. It depends on the size and location of tumor, how quickly it's growing, risks of surgery, prior radiation treatment, many many factors. I do both surgery and gammaknife for my patients with acoustics, and each treatment plan is tailored to the specific details of that patient's tumor and overall health. ...Read more

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What amount does gamma knife treatment cost?

What amount does gamma knife treatment cost?

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 carrier I've come across covers it. Our cash price for everything (surgeon, radiation oncologist and technical fees are around 25K) ...Read more

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What are the differences between proton therapy and gamma knife treatment?

What are the differences between proton therapy and gamma knife treatment?

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 a very focal collection of beams to target a local tumor. Protons are positively charged sub-atomic particle of an atom and through technology are ramped up with enough energy for cancer treatment. Proton therapy is a newer form of treatment. ...Read more

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Should a healthy 35 y/o male with a 1.9cm acoustic neuroma be given radiation (Gamma Knife) as a long term treatment option?

Should a healthy 35 y/o male with a 1.9cm acoustic neuroma be given radiation (Gamma Knife) as a long term treatment option?

Gamma knife: Is ONE option but please get a second opinion. Some docs may suggest monitoring it to see about growth or lack thereof. Please do what doctors say after you've seen several. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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For a high grade glioma in an 82 yo, which treatment is better, gamma knife or stereotactic radiation therapy?

For a high grade glioma in an 82 yo, which treatment is better, gamma knife or stereotactic radiation therapy?

Stereotactic : Radiosurgery (srs), whether by gamma knife, cyberknife, or any other machine is not standard treatment for glioma. Glioma infiltrates into normal brain and so a generous "safety margin" of brain outside if the tumor or cavity must be treated. Conformal daily rt over many weeks safely treats the tumor infiltrating the brain. Srs cannot safely do that, but is sometimes used if standard rt fails. ...Read more

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I had breast cancer in 2010 and recently 3 brain tumors. Did the necessary treatments ( surgery, gamma knife. I would like to know if I am considered disabled because of the remaining life span?

I had breast cancer in 2010 and recently 3 brain tumors. Did the necessary treatments ( surgery, gamma knife. I would like to know if I am considered disabled because of the remaining life span?

Probably not: Disability is not usually judged by a person's life expectancy, but rather upon loss of particular functions, such as ability to walk, or speak, or hear, etc. One can, at a given time, be suffering from a fatal disease with a limited life expectancy but not be disabled, at least at that point in time. ...Read more

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Is stereotactic surgery same as gamma knife surgery?

Is stereotactic surgery same as gamma knife 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 a very small incision. Gamma knife is a non-invasive procedure to deliver very carefully a high dose of radiation therapy with specialized equipment to treat a lesion or tumor with no incision. ...Read more