Overview

The latest technique used for treatment of Brain tumours/ cancers is Gamma Knife surgery . The technique is also widely used for treatment of Arterio-venous malformations in brain & other dysfunctions like trigeminal neuralgia.

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Gamma knife is a radio surgery technique i.e it uses radiation to treat the portion of the brain which is infected with the disease. The best part is that the radiation is targeted in such a way that it does not harm the surrounding healthy brain tissue. Only the diseased brain cells are targeted and destroyed. It is a non-invasive and non surgical procedure, so the risks associated with the open brain surgery are also not there. The deep tumours which neuro surgeons found difficult to operate or posed high risk to the patient if done by open surgery can now be treated with gamma knife surgery. It has thus given a new hope to patients suffering with brain tumours, Arterio - venous malformations and other functional disorders of the brain.

Gamma knife treatment in India is now the most accepted and widely used radio surgery treatment in the world for brain tumours or cancers. About half a million people have been treated with Gamma knife surgery, and it's the only Radiation Therapy System cleared by the FDA for irradiating brain metastases.

Gamma knife surgery, despite the name, there is no blade or knife - it's called Gamma knife because radio surgery (one-session treatment) has such a dramatic and precise effect in the target zone that the changes are considered 'surgical.' So there's no incision or blood, and minimal risk of complications.

Candidates

Gamma knife radio surgery in India is generally indicated in following conditions:

  • Benign tumors
  • Malignant tumors
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Parkinson's disease
Expected Results

The treatment has excellent success rate, especially for specific site tumours, which is as high as 85-90%. It also has very high success rate for AVM, for which Gamma knife radio surgery is the treatment of choice. Research suggests the obliteration rate for AVMs treated radio surgically through Gamma knife to range between 80 and 90 percent upon two-year follow-up. The procedure has similar high success rates for Trigeminal Neuralgia and other conditions.

Gamma knife radio surgery offers a more favourable quality of life - during and after the procedure, as compared to the conventional surgery.

Recovery

Recovery after gamma knife radio surgery treatment in India is very quick and pain free. It is common to have mild headache for few hours after the procedure more so because the patient has not eaten anything, otherwise the recovery is quite smooth. Most of the patients are able to resume their routine activities within 24-48 hours of the procedure with specific instructions given by the surgeon.

Time & Cost

The Gamma knife radio surgery treatment in India is completed in one single session and does not take more than a few hours. The patient can leave the hospital either on the day of surgery or needs a maximum of overnight stay for observation. The patient can resume normal activities almost immediately.

Approximately, the all inclusive cost for Gamma knife radiosurgery in India is generally half the cost of open brain surgery in India and is starts from around US$ 6800 and varies The charges vary depending upon the diagnosis & condition of the patient, category of room, facility & city one chooses to get the procedure done. Your case manger shall help you with case specific cost after you provide with the medical reports.

IndiCure Cares

Any surgery is a serious proposition. It requires immense amount of deliberation, conversations, and forethought. At IndiCure, we understand the importance of every surgery conducted, and therefore, we treat our guests with utmost care and professionalism.

We are extremely sensitive towards your requirements and all the surgeries are conducted by acknowledged and experienced surgeons. We encourage you to educate yourself about the procedures before any confirmations.

For further information or free consultation, we request you to fill in inquiry form on the website and send medical reports to info@indicure.com. IndiCure assures you that all arrangements for examinations, surgeries, and post-operative recuperation will be ably taken care of.

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