South Sound Gamma Knife
A noninvasive procedure exclusively for the brain
Noninvasive Gamma Knife® is a type of radiation therapy that provides hope for conditions previously considered inoperable. Many patients considered high risk for open surgical procedures due to illness or other conditions find new hope with Gamma Knife treatment.
This precise, single-dose stereotactic radiosurgery is used to treat many types of brain tumors and disorders. Its extreme accuracy helps protect healthy brain tissue and results in a very low risk of side effects. Patients are able to return home after treatment with no hospital stay.
South Sound’s only center for Gamma Knife
South Sound Gamma Knife, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, WA is the only Gamma Knife facility located between Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. It offers patients throughout the region a specially designed facility, state-of-the-art technology, and an unparalleled multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, nurses and other professionals.