Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ radiosurgery is a treatment option for patients with brain tumors and certain neurological conditions, including highly irregular shaped and deep seated targets. It offers unmatched accuracy with radically reduced treatment times. The Gamma Knife is also used to treat many tumors previously considered inoperable. Gamma Knife may be used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with traditional neurosurgery, chemotherapy, or other radiation therapy to treat residual or recurrent brain lesions.
Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ technology is highly advanced stereotactic radiosurgery and is a single one-day treatment. The procedure delivers finely focused beams of ionizing radiation that conform to a targeted area within the brain. The radiation is delivered by beams that are programmed to pinpoint a tumor or target. Physicians can accurately sculpt the dose distribution without damaging surroudning healthy tissue.
The Gamma Knife Center of New Mexico located at Lovelace Medical Center is the only hospital in New Mexico offering patients radiosurgery using the Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™, the most refined tool for the treatment of the human brain.
To learn more about the Gamma Knife Center of New Mexico, please call 505.727.8288.