What to expect with Gamma Knife
We fit the patient with a stereotactic frame, which prevents movement of the head during treatment. Once we have the frame in place, we calculate precise settings. You rest on a special couch that moves into the Gamma Knife, positioning the head for treatment.
The Gamma Knife is non-surgical, which means it is done without opening the skull. The treatment usually happens in one day. It takes 15–40 minutes and is performed with local anesthesia.