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Doctor insights on: Radiation Necrosis After Gamma Knife Surgery For Meningioma

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How much does india charge an overseas visitors for gamma knife surgery?

How much does india charge an overseas visitors for gamma knife surgery?

While I do not: Know and googled it, gk was developed in the 1950's. Requires a neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist to identify the target lesion, define the adjcacent tissue tolerances, and deliver a single very large dose, typically 16 - 24 gy, depending on size to the 50% isodose line. Google says the price is frequently 20 -30% less than in the us. Charges are in the range of $25 - 35 k in the usa. 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

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How much does gamma knife surgery cost?

How much does gamma knife surgery cost?

Varies: Gamma knife radiosurgery is covered by most insurance providers as well as medicaid and medicare. The cost without insurance varies depending on the complexity of the treatment plan. Read more

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How many times can you have the gamma knife surgery?

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Is it safe to undergo gamma knife surgery?

Is it safe to undergo gamma knife surgery?

Like any surgery: One of the way to cut the tissues as matter of fact is easer than routine surgery. Read more

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Is gamma-knife surgery a viable alternative to craniotomy?

Is gamma-knife surgery a viable alternative to craniotomy?

Not so easy: This delicate decision is dependent on the disease- tumor? Avm? Trigeminal neuralgia? All these are different and therefore the only person who can answer this is a neurosurgeon who does the surgery you need. Read more

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Can you tell me is gamma-knife surgery a viable alternative to a craniotomy?

Can you tell me is gamma-knife surgery a viable alternative to a craniotomy?

Consult surgeon: Type of radiation treatment usually performed when tumor or other abnormality in the brain is too hard to reach with standard neurosurgery or person not healthy enough to undergo standard surgery or person prefers a less invasive treatmentbrain tumor. Radiosurgery useful in the management of small noncancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) brain tumors. Have to ask neurosurgeon advice. Read more

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Can you tell me if a craniotomy surgically removes the tumor. But I am hearing about gamma-knife surgery and want to find out more, is that a good choice?

Can you tell me if a craniotomy surgically removes the tumor. But I am hearing about gamma-knife surgery and want to find out more, is that a good choice?

Consult surgeon: Type of radiation treatment usually performed when tumor or other abnormality in the brain is too hard to reach with standard neurosurgery or person not healthy enough to undergo standard surgery or person prefers a less invasive treatment.Brain tumor. Radiosurgery useful in the management of small noncancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) brain tumors. Have to ask oncologist advice. Read more

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Is gamma knife surgery an option for a brain tumor?

It depends: Gamma knife is a computerized way of delivering high dose radiation to a tumor without much of the radiation hurting the brain. For benign tumors like meningiomas and acoustic neuromas, tumors can be controlled for 10 to 20years and maybe more. Tumors have to be smaller than 3 cm (1 1/2 in) in diameter. Gamma knife can also slow the growth of malignant brain tumors. Read more

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Can I get dbs or gamma knife surgery for Parkinson's even though I have epilepsy?

Can I get dbs or gamma knife surgery for Parkinson's even though I have epilepsy?

Yes: If you epilepsy is under control with medications, there is no reason why you couldn't be evaluated for movement disorder surgery, such as dbs. Read more

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Is gamma-knife surgery an alternative to a craniotomy?

It may be: It may be. It depends on the specific circumstances, so not enough information in question stem to answer definitively. Read more

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What are the risk factors or side effects of the gamma knife surgery?

Variable: Overall side effect profile is better than conventional radiation. Common side effects include- local pain, scalp swelling, headaches, discomfort from stablizing pin insertion. Other less common side effects include nausea, vomitting, skin rash, some hair loss, brain swelling or necrosis in the treated area. Seizure risk and hearing or visual changes are rare. Read more

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Any of you know the risks of the gamma knife surgery?

Let me help: The primary risk is delayed radiation injury, which typically occurs 3 months or more after treatment as radiation necrosis in the white matter. The incidence of complications is low and more detailed information is included with the studies related to specific sites. 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 your thought on having the gamma knife on a meningioma on the brain stem and cranial nerves? Over the single doses 5 days a week for 5 weeks

What is your thought on having the gamma knife on a meningioma on the brain stem and cranial nerves? Over the single doses 5 days a week for 5 weeks

Pros'/Con's: Radiosurgery, such as the gamma knife, might be a good option for residual, growing tumor following resection or if your tumor is deemed inoperable. There is risk of injury to the brainstem and cranial nerves. A surgical resection, however, carries the best chance at a cure. Read more

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How long does the gamma knife take to show the results in meningioma in operated growth of 47mm x 27mm x 20mm in prasagital region?

6+ months: Generally the bigger the tumor, the longer it takes results to be appreciated. Of course the nature of tumor & comobidities are important. The nice thing about gamma knife is the exquisite precision of targeting only diseased tissue. Range of time is generally 6 to 18 months before arrest or reversal of neoplastic process can be expected. Periodic re-imaging is essential to monitor control. Read more

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Meningioma (Definition)

Tumors that occur in the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Most of these tumors are benign, but a small percentage can be malignant. Most people with ...Read more


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