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GAMMA KNIFE - Treatment of Brain Tumors Without Surgery - VTT Sağlık Turizm ve Organizasyon Danışmanlık Ltd Şti

Gamma Knife is a radio-surgery device used to treat brain tumors without open surgery, bleeding and pain. This device is used for tumors that are smaller than 3.5mm in diameter.

Gamma Knife procedure basically involves identifying the disease head area, which is stabilized with a stereotactic frame and directs gamma ray from 192 cobalt sources in the targeted field. While low-power rays from each source don’t harm the brain, high level of radiation effect is detected in areas where 192 rays are focused.

Gamma Knife has been used for the treatment of several diseases. According to 2017 data, over 1 million patients diagnosed with various brain diseases have been treated with Gamma Knife.


  • Eliminates the need for classical operations for many brain tumors.
  • Minimizes the risk of treatment-related side effects.
  • No general anesthesia is required during treatment with the Gamma Knife.
  • It is a short treatment that lasts 1 day.
  • A few days after the treatment, the patient can continue his normal life.
  • Surgical wounds do not occur because there is no incision in the skull during this treatment.