Advanced Care with the Gamma Knife
Bayfront was the first hospital on Florida’s West Coast to offer the revolutionary Gamma Knife for treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, and functional neurological abnormalities such as trigeminal neuralgia.
There are many advantages to the Gamma Knife. Instead of performing surgery to remove unhealthy tissue, the physician uses highly concentrated beams of radiation to destroy the tumor or abnormality. The precise accuracy of the Gamma Knife spares adjacent, healthy brain tissue from harm.
The procedure is virtually painless and does not require general anesthesia. Because no incision is required, any potential complications from surgery are significantly reduced. Often, the Gamma Knife can be performed on an outpatient basis, eliminating the need for an overnight hospital stay.