Brain surgery without the knife.
At Cooper University Health Care, invasive brain surgery is no longer the only option thanks to Gamma Knife® Icon™ stereotactic radiosurgery. With this advanced technology, brain tumors can be treated painlessly by precisely targeting diseased tissue.
What is Gamma Knife radiosurgery?
Gamma Knife Icon stereotactic radiosurgery is an alternative to traditional brain surgery and whole brain radiation therapy. Gamma Knife is a form of radiosurgery dedicated to the treatment of patients with brain disorders such as cancers and tumors, vascular abnormalities, functional disorders, and ocular disorders.
Cooper’s Gamma Knife uses up to 192 precisely focused beams of radiation to control malignant and nonmalignant tumors, as well as vascular and functional disorders in the brain, without harming surrounding healthy tissue.
Patients are in and out of the hospital in a day’s time – and back to their normal routines soon after treatment. Gamma Knife radiosurgery may be used in place of or in addition to traditional surgery or whole brain radiation, depending on the patient’s diagnosis.
There’s no anesthesia, no incisions, and patients return home the same day.
Cooper is a leading academic health system. So if you or a loved one needs Gamma Knife radiosurgery, Cooper is your best choice.
Take a closer look at how Cooper can help you. Call 856.536.1209 or complete our online request form to make an appointment with one of our doctors today to see if Gamma Knife treatment is right for you!