Gamma Knife® or stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-invasive, technologically advanced technique used to treat various types of brain disease. Despite the name, no knife or traditional surgery is involved. Instead, a pioneering Gamma Knife® Icon™ machine uses three-dimensional computer imaging to deliver very narrow and intensely focused beams of gamma radiation with pinpoint accuracy to defined areas of the brain.
This highly targeted radiation destroys the diseased cells without damaging adjacent tissue.
Gamma Knife® does not carry the risks of open brain surgery and is undertaken as a day case procedure, with most patients returning to normal activities within a few days.
Nova Healthcare is one of only two centres in the UK to offer Gamma Knife® Icon™ treatment. This latest generation technique enables a wider range of clinical indications to be treated, with even greater precision.
We currently offer Gamma Knife® treatment for the following conditions:
At Leeds Gamma Knife Centre, we have a dedicated Gamma Knife® Service Manager who is responsible for managing the service and patient referrals. The treatment is available to both NHS and private patients, with all referrals discussed by our multi-disciplinary team of experts prior to acceptance.
For further information or to make a referral, please contact us or download the relevant referral form in the panel opposite.