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How does gamma knife work for trigeminal neuralgia?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: 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 an outpatient procedure with no anesthesia. It takes 4-12 weeks to feel results, but about 80% of people have significant pain relief.

In brief: 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 an outpatient procedure with no anesthesia. It takes 4-12 weeks to feel results, but about 80% of people have significant pain relief.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management
In brief: Radiosurgery
It is a radiosurgical ablation of the trigeminal nerve at a particular location inside the brainstem. Although it is technically not a surgical procedure, it tends to be effective in classic trigeminal neuralgia.

In brief: Radiosurgery
It is a radiosurgical ablation of the trigeminal nerve at a particular location inside the brainstem. Although it is technically not a surgical procedure, it tends to be effective in classic trigeminal neuralgia.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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