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Gamma Knife Treatment For Ocd
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
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mengimoa on the cranial nerves 3, 5and 7 .I also have trilgimal nerguia would i be a candidate for gamma knife ?
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 effectively controlled. It also depends where they are on the nerve and if there is a risk to the nerve. With respect to the trigeminal neuralgia, gamma knife is a well accepted treatment depending on the cause(different response rates). ...Read more
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