South Sound Gamma Knife®️ at St. Joseph Medical Center is the premier Gamma Knife facility in South Puget Sound. Our center is equipped to deliver state-of-the-art, non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery. With our dedicated team, including experienced neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, nurses, and other specialists, we’re committed to providing highly effective Gamma Knife treatments. This cutting-edge option is especially beneficial for patients who are high-risk for traditional surgery and opens new treatment possibilities for previously inoperable conditions.

Gamma Knife is a cutting-edge form of targeted radiation therapy used to treat brain tumors and neurological disorders. Unlike traditional surgery, which involves scalpels and incisions, Gamma Knife uses focused beams of radiation. With the aid of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and precise computer mapping, it delivers high doses of radiation directly to the affected areas in the brain while preserving healthy tissue.

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Gamma Knife treatment offers several significant advantages. It is a non-invasive procedure, eliminating the need for incisions or invasive techniques. The treatment utilizes up to 192 converging radiation beams, allowing for remarkable precision in targeting specific areas. Patients typically experience a quick recovery, with most resuming their normal activities within 24 to 48 hours. Additionally, any side effects are generally minor and short-lived.

At South Sound Gamma Knife, we treat a wide range of conditions, including:

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

Innovative and Advanced Technology

Our facility features the latest in Gamma Knife technology, the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon™️. This advanced system directs up to 192 tiny beams of radiation at a precisely mapped target in the brain, with accuracy down to half the width of a human hair. This precision ensures that healthy tissue is spared, making Gamma Knife an ideal choice for treating complex and critical areas of the brain.

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    We understand the challenges of traveling for medical treatment. South Sound Gamma Knife offers comprehensive support for patients from across the region, including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Georgia. We provide assistance with transportation and lodging, and we work to accommodate the scheduling needs of our out-of-town patients, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

    Why Choose South Sound Gamma Knife?

    • Expert Team: Our team of professionals in radiation oncology, neurosurgery, and related fields offers personalized and comprehensive care.
    • State-of-the-Art Technology: We use the latest Gamma Knife Icon technology to ensure precise and effective non-invasive brain treatments.
    • Convenient Location: Located within St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, WA, we are easily accessible to patients in South Puget Sound.
    • Patient-Centered Care: We prioritize the well-being and comfort of our patients, providing compassionate support throughout the treatment process.

    Contact Us – Schedule Your Consultation Today

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumor or neurological disorder, exploring your treatment options without delay is crucial. To learn more about the Gamma Knife treatment process or to schedule a consultation, call us at 866.254.3353. The team at South Sound Gamma Knife at St. Joseph Medical Center is here to provide you with advanced, non-invasive treatment.

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    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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