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    Cyberknife & Gamma Knife Center

    Gamma Knife Center

    The Gamma Knife Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, located in Phoenix, Arizona, offers one of the safest and most effective alternatives to surgery for certain brain disorders. Gamma Knife radiosurgery can be used to treat benign tumors, malignant tumors, vascular abnormalities, and functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia. It manages these conditions noninvasively, allowing patients to go home the same day as treatment without the pain and risk of complications associated with traditional surgery.

    Gamma Knife radiosurgery destroys abnormal brain tissue by focusing 192 beams of colbalt-60 radiation on a precisely defined site within the brain while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. It is a treatment option for patients who are unable undergo conventional neurosurgery or who need additional treatment in conjunction with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or brain surgery.

    The Gamma Knife Center at Barrow is a state-of-the-art facility—one of roughly 60 neuroscience radiosurgery centers in the United States and of about 145 internationally, and the first of its kind in the state of Arizona. Each year almost 400 patients from around the United States and the world are treated at the Barrow Gamma Knife Center, making it one of the busiest centers in the country.

    Learn More about Gamma Knife in Phoenix, Arizona

    Call 1-800-227-7691 or (602) 406-6281