Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at Beaumont

The Gamma Knife treatment device at the Gamma Knife Center - William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is a primary alternative to conventional neurosurgery and radiation therapy for benign and malignant tumors and other abnormalities in the brain.

The Gamma Knife Center at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is one of the leaders in research in the Midwest, having produced numerous scientific abstracts outlining treatments using the Gamma Knife.

This procedure is non-invasive and it can be especially useful for those patients who are not suitable for standard surgical techniques due to illness or advanced age.

The Gamma Knife® delivers 201 intersecting beams of radiation to a specific target.

With this technique, there is minimal risk of surgical complications, such as infection or hemorrhage, and it usually requires significantly shorter hospitalization than conventional brain surgery.

Gamma Knife® is now a well-accepted standard of care in the treatment of:

Benign Tumors

Malignant Tumors

Functional disorders

Gamma Knife treatment can be a remarkably effective, minimally invasive alternative to neurosurgery.

Its sophisticated, minimally invasive technology can, without a single incision, shrink or eliminate brain tumors and lesions, and treat other neurological syndromes.

With exquisite precision, the Gamma Knife performs radiosurgery, not neurosurgery.

Continue to Overview (Summary) for more information.

Read a published profile of Gamma Knife® treatment, entitled A Source of Hope.