The Gamma Knife Perfexion® – Brain Surgery Without Surgery
Gamma Knife® surgery, sometimes referred to as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), is the most advanced treatment available for brain cancers, as well as certain functional disorders.
With the Gamma Knife, there is no scalpel, no incision, and no general anesthesia. Most patients are treated during a single outpatient session and resume normal activities within a day or so. The Gamma Knife is preferred for its extreme accuracy and efficiency.
||Gamma Knife surgery is performed in hundreds of leading hospitals and clinics around the world. Billings Clinic is the only health care organization in a 5-state area offering treatment using the Gamma Knife (Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion®). The 5-state area includes Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Team of Physicians
A team of specialists at Billings Clinic plans, reviews and implements the Gamma Knife treatment for each patient. The team may consist of physicians in neurology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology; and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Coordinated care delivery is facilitated through a dedicated nurse navigation team.
Billings Clinic Gamma Knife Team (L-R): Dennis Cheek, PhD, Medical Physics; Eugen Dolan, MD, Neurosurgery; John Schallenkamp, MD, Radiation Oncology; Mark Piedra, MD, Neurosurgery; Michelle Proper, MD, Radiation Oncology; Christopher Veale, MS, Medical Physics; Christopher Goulet, MD, Radiation Oncology; Miguel Lopez-Gonzalez, MD, Neurosurgery
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(2 minutes) Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
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For more information on the Gamma Knife®, please call 255-8400 or