South Sound Gamma Knife®at St. Joseph Medical Center is South Puget Sound’s only center for Gamma Knife treatment. With the assistance of advanced technology and treatments, our specially designed facility is perfectly equipped to provide non-invasive outpatient procedures to those suffering from conditions previously thought inoperable.

What is Gamma Knife?

An advanced form of targeted radiation therapy, Gamma Knife was designed specifically for the brain. Gamma Knife is a powerful and precise single-dose stereotactic radiosurgery that is highly effective at treating various brain tumors and disorders. Despite its name, Gamma Knife does not use any knives or require incisions, unlike traditional surgeries. Instead, it utilizes beams of radiation to target the affected areas in the brain without affecting any healthy tissue. The immense accuracy of Gamma Knife allows for a safe and painless procedure that is relatively quick and offers minimal risk of side effects. Most patients often return home after a day of treatment and do not require a stay at a hospital.

South Sound Gamma Knife at St. Joseph’s offers accessible and convenient outpatient treatment to the following areas:

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South Sound Gamma Knife is committed to offering our patients the treatment and care that they deserve. With our state-of-the-art technology, we’re able to provide effective stereotactic radiosurgery, without the need for invasive procedures. The Leksell Gamma Knife Icon™️ at South Sound Gamma Knife is the newest Gamma Knife technology available and currently the only installation between Seattle and San Francisco. Gamma Knife Icon™️ can focus up to 192 converging beams of radiation with ultra-precision. This allows our expert team to administer a high dose of targeted radiation to the tumor or lesion. With Icon™ technology, we’re now able to treat most locations in the brain without traditional surgery. Areas previously thought to be too difficult to access and even critical areas within the brain can now be treated with Gamma Knife. 

The most common conditions that we provide treatment for include the following: 

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

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At South Sound Gamma Knife, our expert team of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, technicians, and nurses provide exceptional care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. 

Why Choose South Sound Gamma Knife?

  1. Specialized Expertise: Compromised of highly qualified professionals in radiation oncology, neurosurgery, and related fields, our team strives to provide personalized and comprehensive care. 
  2. State-of-the-art Technology: By using the cutting-edge technology of Gamma Knife Icon, we’re able to prioritize precision without compromising on the effectiveness of non-invasive brain treatments.
  3. Centrally Located: South Sound Gamma Knife is located within St. Joseph Medical Center, in Tacoma, WA. This easily accessible location allows us to provide advanced Gamma Knife treatment to patients in South Puget Sound.
  4. Patient First Approach: The well-being and comfort of our patients is where our focus lies. Throughout the treatment process, our team will provide support and prioritize their care every step of the way.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’ve been diagnosed with a brain tumor or other disorder, time is of the essence. Your treatment is of the utmost importance and you’ll want to explore all of the options available to you. To learn more about the Gamma Knife treatment process, you can call 866.254.3353 and schedule a consultation today.

Schedule an appointment

Ask your doctor about Gamma Knife treatment or call 866.254.3353 to schedule an appointment and learn if Gamma Knife treatment may be right for you.

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