With a facility specially designed to provide cutting-edge and non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery, South Sound Gamma Knife®️ at St. Joseph Medical Center is the only Gamma Knife facility located within South Puget Sound. Through the use of state-of-the-art technology and the unwavering commitment from our team of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, nurses, and other professionals, Gamma Knife treatment is highly effective. Not only is it a viable option for patients considered high risk for open surgical procedures, but its also expanded treatment possibilities for patients whose conditions were at one point considered inoperable. 

Gamma Knife is a non-invasive procedure that is used to treat brain tumors and other neurological disorders. Instead of using more traditional surgery techniques like knives or incisions, it uses radiation therapy. With the assistance of magnetic resonance imaging and computer mapping, a high dose of radiation is used to pinpoint and target the impacted areas of the brain. 

Gamma Knife Treatment Lacey

Gamma Knife requires no invasive procedures and is one of the safest procedures available to treat brain conditions. It can be used in place of or in addition to open-skull brain surgery or whole-brain radiation, depending on the diagnosis. The recovery period is extremely quick, with most patients returning to their daily activities within 24 to 48 hours of the procedure. Any side effects experienced are relatively minor and only briefly occur.

At South Sound Gamma Knife, we’re able to treat a wide range of conditions such as:

  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Brain Metastases
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Essential & Parkinsonian Tremor
  • Arterial Venous Malformation (AVM)

Gamma Knife Procedure Lacey

At South Sound Gamma Knife, our facility uses the latest Gamma Knife technology, the Lekseel Gamma Knife Icon™️. The Leksell Gamma Knife Icon model focuses up to 192 tiny beams of radiation on one computer-mapped target in the brain and is accurate within half the width of a human hair. With this pinpoint precision, our team is able to accurately treat brain tumors and other disorders, without harming or impacting the healthy tissue surrounding the area. 

Not local to the South Puget Sound? 

At South Sound Gamma Knife, we’ve treated patients from as far as Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and even Georgia. We understand the challenges of traveling for treatment, which is why we strive to make the process as seamless as possible for our out-of-town patients. From providing helpful suggestions for transportation and lodging to accommodating scheduling preferences, we’re committed to ensuring that distance is never a barrier to receiving the care you need.

Let’s Get Started – Learn More About South Sound Gamma Knife

The time to explore your treatment options is now, so don’t delay. Call 866.254.3353 and schedule a consultation today to see if the Gamma Knife procedure is right for you. 

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