Gamma Knife Surgery Cost in India

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  • Treatment
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
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  • Stay at the Hospital - NA
  • Stay in India - 10 to 12 days
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

Gamma Knife Surgery Cost in India starts from US $ 6,200 and varies depending on your medical history and condition, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

Factors that affect Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Cost in India:

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your gamma knife surgery in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.

  • Doctor's Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your gamma knife treatment in India is going to be your treating doctor's fees. IndiCure recommends highly experienced, skilled, board-certified doctors who are capable of delivering successful treatments. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the doctor, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose neurology treatment in India with IndiCure.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    The treatment related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the Surgeon.

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Best Neurosurgeons in India

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

MBBS, MS, MCh, Fellowship

22+ Years of Experience

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya is one of India's most skilled and well-known neurosurgeons. He has been connected with some of India's leading hospitals for over 22 years and has a flourishing practice. He is a world-renowned surgeon treating brachial plexus injuries and a pioneer in Gamma Knife surgery in South Asia. Dr. Sandeep Vaishya is regarded as one of India's top brain and spine surgeons.

Dr. Mohit Bhatt

MBBS, MD, DM

32+ Years of Experience

Dr. Mohit Bhatt has 32 years of expertise as a Neurologist. Deep Brain Stimulation, Movement Disorders, Wilson's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Brain Iron Disorders, Neurogenetic illnesses, dystonia, tics, tremor, and myoclonus are among his areas of expertise. Numerous national and international papers are to his credit, and he is frequently called to lecture on deep brain stimulation at scientific meetings, CMEs, and international conferences.

Dr. (Prof) Deepu Banerjee

MBBS, MS, MCh

34+ Years of Experience

Dr. (Prof) Deepu Banerji is a renowned neurosurgeon with over 34 years of expertise. He is a member of the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Indian Society of Skull Base Surgery, the Indian Society of Neuro-oncology, the International Society for Pituitary Surgeons, and the American Association of Neurological Surgery. He has numerous papers in international and national magazines, as well as numerous chapters in medical books.

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Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Gurgaon

Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), the flagship hospital of Fortis Healthcare, is a multi-specialty, quaternary care hospital and is counted among the best hospitals in India and the world. The hospital is considered as "Mecca of Healthcare" and a referral hospital, not only in the entire Asia Pacific but much beyond.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

Mumbai

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is one of the most advanced and modern hospitals in India. It is a state-of-the-art tertiary care multi-specialty hospital located in the biggest suburb of Mumbai- Andheri. The hospital was launched by Reliance Group in 2008.

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Gamma Knife

Gamma knife radiosurgery is now one of the most accepted and widely used radiosurgery treatments in the world for brain tumors 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 radiosurgery (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.

Gamma knife is the type of stereotactic radiosurgery that uses strong doses of gamma radiation to treat the part of the brain suffering from the disease. The radiation, though powerful, is precise enough that it does not cause any harm to the surrounding healthy brain tissue. It is meant to target only the diseased brain cells.

Gamma knife surgery is effective in treatment of brain tumors which can be benign or cancerous. It is also widely used for treating the arteriovenous malformations in the brain and other neurological dysfunctions like trigeminal neuralgia.

Gamma knife radiosurgery is the non-invasive and non-surgical procedure as it does not involve any cutting of the tissue and is a highly advanced method of radiation therapy that emits high energy beams of gamma radiation to effectively kill the small tumors.

The deep tumors, blood vessel abnormalities and other nervous system problems which neurosurgeons found difficult to tackle with the scalpel due to the location or posed high risk to the patient can now be treated with gamma knife surgery. It has thus given a new hope to patients suffering with brain tumors, Arterio - venous malformations and other functional disorders of the brain.

Gamma knife surgery is used to treat the wide array of problems in the brain. It is most commonly indicated in conditions that includes;

  • Deep brain tumors
  • Post-surgical residual tumor cells
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Facts about Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

It is not really a Knife

With the Gamma Knife, there is no cutting involved, no need for anesthesia, and it is normally carried out as an outpatient operation. In order for the Gamma Knife to work, radiation energy is directed directly through the skull and into brain tumors.

It is more accurate

Up to 192 low-intensity radiation beams are carefully directed towards the tumor during treatment, allowing the radiation to kill the tumor without harming the healthy tissue around it. Patients can begin treatment right soon, resume most of their regular activities straight away, and then go home.

It’s not just for brain tumors

Gamma Knife can be used to target problematic locations besides brain tumors because of the radiation's accuracy in precisely locating the target. Other brain problems, non-cancerous pituitary tumors, tumors of the ear or eye nerves, and abnormalities of the blood vessels in the brain have all been effectively treated using the Gamma Knife.

It can multitask

Because the Gamma Knife may treat up to 15 to 20 tumors at once during a single session or over the course of several sessions, some people believe that this is the biggest advantage of utilizing it.

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in India

After FDA's approval for gamma knife to treat brain disorders, gamma knife is the most preferred choice for brain disorders among patients and doctors worldwide. However, due to non availability of gamma knife in various countries and very high cost of treatment in Western countries, gamma knife treatment in India offers a great value for patients across the world. Not only is gamma knife surgery cost in India is much affordable, you get treated by top neurosurgeons in the world.

When is Gamma Knife Radiosurgery advised?

Patients with the following conditions are most likely to benefit from Gamma Knife surgery: Meningiomas (non-cancerous tumors) brain cancer or metastatic brain tumors. brain tumors that are malignant, such as gliomas or glomus tumors. Besides, Arteriovenous malformations, trigeminal neuralgia, auditory neuroma, and tremors are all treated using gamma knife surgery.

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Gamma Knife Surgery in India.

  • Is it time for gamma knife robotic radiosurgery?
  • Is the neurosurgeon board certified?
  • How experienced is the Surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the surgery done in a well-equipped facility?
  • Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
  • How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?

Preparation for the Procedure

Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medication review
  • History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol

How is Gamma Knife Radiosurgery done?

Before you undergo gamma knife radiosurgery, your surgeon would advise you to undergo several tests which include MRI, CT and pathology tests depending on which your surgeon will base the final decision.

Step 1: Facemask and imaging

depending on the size and location of the tumor a stereotactic face mask, which is custom made, to fit your face perfectly is used during the session to hold your head still. After this you need to undergo the imaging scans wearing the facemask. After the scan, the surgeon will plan the exact dosage of radiation to be given depending on the nature of your tumor.

Step 2: Planning the treatment:

With the help of this recent CT and MRI, the surgeon will determine the appropriate dosage of radiation, size and shape of the beams to match the target and number and angle of the beams.

Step 3: Positioning the patient:

the radiation machine is calibrated for a particular treatment regime. You need to relax and lie on the treatment table. The face mask is secured to the table. Any distortion in the position is corrected with the help of stereotactic x-rays and laser.

Step 4: Delivery of radiation:

after positioning the patient, the surgeon will leave the room and operate the machine from the control room. The machine will make slight noise and shall move around your head to deliver the radiation beam in one or more directions. The treatment takes 30 minutes or longer depending on the number of targets.

What are the Results of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery?

Gamma Knife has an excellent success rate, especially for specific site tumors, which is as high as 85-90%. It also has a very high success rate for AVM, for which Gamma knife radiosurgery 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 radiosurgery offers a more favorable quality of life - during and after the procedure, as compared to the conventional surgery.

What is the Recovery after Cyberknife Radiosurgery like?

Recovery is very swift and pain free after the gamma knife treatment. You may experience a mild headache for a few hours after the procedure, which is quite common and often occurs as you have not eaten anything. The gamma knife radiosurgery in India is completed in a single session and does not require more than a few hours. 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.

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.

Patient Testimonials

I am highly indebted to the whole IndiCure team and Dr Singh specifically for saving my life. The doctors in my home country Nigeria had clearly stated that if I do not get operated for a brain tumor at the earliest, I would not live more than a month. But the promptness with which IndiCure team arranged things for me was something extraordinary. I am extremely satisfied with the whole experience and completely relieved of all my symptoms.

Thanks a lot!

Michelle Ramos,Ghana

Treatment: Brain tumor surgery

Thank you so much IndiCure for helping my brother get rid of the seizures he frequently had. We are very hopeful that he will be able to lead a normal life from now onwards.

We shall be eternally grateful to the IndiCure doctors and their entire team. God bless them.

Blessing Mercy,Nigeria

Procedure: Epilepsy Surgery

Everyone said it is foolish to go all the way to India on a stretcher thinking that I can stand and walk after a stroke. Everyone recommended that I go either to the US or Germany for rehabilitation after a stroke, but somehow my inner voice pulled me to India.

The staff at IndiCure provided me with all the information I needed to make the decision. I spoke with Dr Bakshi and that was really reassuring. The treatment and the staff were fabulous. I can now walk independently without any support. My friends and relatives were awestruck when I reached back walking. I even wrote an article about my recovery and experience, so that the people waiting to get treatment should know there exists a ray of hope for them also.

Blossom,Tanzania

Procedure: Left hemiplegia treatment

My father had severe Parkinsonism and life was becoming more difficult with every passing day. Now that he has undergone DBS surgery, I feel this was the best decision of our life. IndiCure was greatly instrumental in helping us make the decision and India is probably the best place to undergo medical treatment- Excellent services and much affordable.

Omar Rashid,Dubai, UAE

Procedure: DBS Surgery for Parkinson's

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How will I feel during the Gamma Knife procedure?

The Gamma Knife procedure itself is painless. You won't experience any discomfort throughout the treatment, nor will there be any heat or noise. During the procedure, you're welcome to take a nap or listen to music.

2. What happens after the Gamma Knife Surgery?

Your head frame is removed. (if you had an external rigid head frame). An antibiotic ointment and bandages are applied after hydrogen peroxide is used to clean the pin sites. You'll be given medicine if you get a headache, nausea, or vomiting. You will be kept under observation before you are sent to your room/discharged.

For a week, keep your head elevated on a few cushions. If you've had an external head frame, this aids in reducing pressure within your head as well as swelling at the pin sites.

You can wash your hair and scalp 48 hours after the procedure. This enables the pin sites to start healing and stops the wounds from becoming infected. After your treatment, you can take off the bandages from the pin locations the next morning. Utilize hydrogen peroxide or mild soap and water to wash the locations twice each day. Then, for three to four days, dab the pin sites lightly with an antibiotic ointment such as neosporin or bacitracin. It is adequate to cover the pin locations with bandages for two to three days.

3. Are there any risks/side effects of gamma knife surgery?

Despite the procedure's generally low risk profile, complications or adverse effects from Gamma Knife surgery could include:

  • Swelling of the brain
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Numbness/tingling sensation on the scalp at the pin placement sites.
  • Hair loss (only occasionally if tumor is close to the scalp and hair follicles are irradiated)
  • Seizures
  • Feeling tired

4. What are the advantages of the Gamma Knife over conventional surgery?

The advantages of Gamma Knife surgery over conventional surgery are numerous. Surgery with a gamma knife

  • Neither general anesthetic nor incisions are necessary.
  • Safely targets deep-lying brain cancers and lesions that conventional surgery cannot safely access.
  • Can simultaneously treat several lesions or cancers.
  • Prevents additional risks and side effects from surgery (such as bleeding and infection from incisions).
  • Minimises harm to the nearby healthy tissue.
  • Results in minimal to no discomfort or agony following therapy.
  • Commonly carried out as an outpatient procedure (rarely requires an overnight stay).
  • Enables return to regular activities in one or two days.

5. What is the prognosis following a Gamma Knife procedure?

The size, location, kind, and history of your individual medical condition are among the elements that affect how well the Gamma Knife surgery goes. Before starting treatment, talk to your radiation oncologist and neurosurgeon about your expectations and prognosis.

The tumor or lesion is intended to be stabilized, shrunk, or destroyed using the Gamma Knife technique. You may or may not require additional Gamma Knife therapy or conventional, now-more-manageable surgery, depending on your health. Follow-up CT and/or MRI scans will be performed to monitor your response to treatment.

To fully experience the results of treatment, it may take a few weeks, months, or perhaps a year (or even longer). For instance, trigeminal neuralgia sufferers may experience pain relief at any period between one day and six months, however most patients experience relief within a month. Over a period of weeks to months, cancerous tumors normally stabilize or shrink. The primary objective of many non-cancerous tumors is to stop their growth promptly, however they may not shrink in size. After treatment, arteriovenous malformations may take two to three years to disappear.

6. How successful is Gamma Knife Radiosurgery?

Nearly 90% of brain tumors are successfully eliminated, reduced in size, or their growth is stopped with gamma knife radiosurgery.

7. What happens to tumors after Gamma Knife?

Without the necessity for an incision, the gamma radiation beams deliver a very powerful dosage of radiation to a tiny area. Cells are destroyed by radiosurgery so they can't proliferate. Over time, a lesion or tumor will get smaller.

8. Do you lose hair with a Gamma Knife?

No, you don't lose hair with gamma knife treatment.

9. Are you awake during Gamma Knife surgery?

Although you will be sedated, you will be awake during the radiosurgery. Your arm will be given an IV before the procedure. Then, medication is given to you via this IV to promote relaxation.

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