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Is gamma knife surgery an option for a brain tumor?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Dr. Steven Giannotta
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Cyber knife also.

In brief: Yes

Cyber knife also.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, it is an option for a brain tumor.
Discuss further with your doctor if this is something available/feasible to be done in your case.

In brief: Yes

Yes, it is an option for a brain tumor.
Discuss further with your doctor if this is something available/feasible to be done in your case.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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