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In medicine, the Leksell Gamma Knife is a neurosurgical device used to treat brain tumors with radiation therapy. The Leksell Gamma Knife device contains 201 cobalt-60 sources of approximately 30 curies (1.1 TBq) each, placed in a circular array in a heavily shielded assembly. The device aims gamma radiation through a ... more at Wikipedia

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Trigeminal Neuralgia
Brain / CNS Tumors
Renal Cell Carcinoma (K...
Lung Cancer
Overall, 57% (68 Members) find Gamma Knife helpful

Gamma Knife Reviews

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Not Working
Gamma Knife did work for several years, but my pain has come back now intermittent.
I under went Gamma Knife in May of this year. The local anesthetic for the screws did not work on me so the procedure was very painful and the effects have also not helped at this time. My pain level has actually gotten much worse and I have had to take off a lot of work because thew noises and A/C in the building cause flare ups all throughout the day.
7 years ago very traumatic and never worked for me.
Not Working
I had it done twice and both times I really couldn't tell much difference after the procedure was done or months thereafter.
Not Working
Procedure long not really painful other than the screws in the skull thing. MRI mapping wasnt that fun since Ive developed a case of claustrophobia. Was told to expect some indications 18 24 months. Then 3648 months. Last window was 60 months.......still no signs it worked. If Im off the injections the IGF1 level starts to rise again. Looking back I would say the nearly 90000 cost was a waste.
Worked for 2 months then the pain is back - one episode the worst ever. I am still on my durgs, but am not sure if they have lost their effect
Apparently missed the mark. I had no relief.
Not Working
Back in the hospital
Was a complete mistake to have gamma knife - did not work and left me with some pretty severe side affects
I had the gamma knife 8/07 It didn't help at all.
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