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Is gamma knife surgery safe?

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is very safe as no opening of the skull is involved.

In brief: Yes

It is very safe as no opening of the skull is involved.
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Very safe

Gamma knife surgery doesn't involve any incisions.
This means that all the side affects are due to the radiation itself. The first side effect is a fatigue that occurs during the first few weeks. There can be swelling in the brain or near the treatment site, which can cause headaches or nausea. Finally there may be problems with an irritated scalp or hair lone.

In brief: Very safe

Gamma knife surgery doesn't involve any incisions.
This means that all the side affects are due to the radiation itself. The first side effect is a fatigue that occurs during the first few weeks. There can be swelling in the brain or near the treatment site, which can cause headaches or nausea. Finally there may be problems with an irritated scalp or hair lone.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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