What is Gamma Knife Radiosurgery?
Gamma Knife is not a knife in the normal sense of the word
No incisions are made in your head Instead, very precisely focused beams of radiation are directed to the treatment area in the brain, optimised to hit only the target without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.
It offers a safe and effective treatment for more than 80,000 patients worldwide every year. The treatment procedure is simple, painless and straightforward.
The benefits of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
What to expect from Gamma Knife Radiosurgery?
Speak with one of our experts in Sheffield today
The Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre is located within Circle Health Group Thornbury Hospital in Sheffield. The centre is able to treat both NHS and private patients.
Nationally recognised for delivering outstanding patient care, the Gamma Knife Team have built strong working relationships in the area, prioritising the individual needs of the patient.
Find the centre
Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre, BMI Thornbury Hospital, 312 Fulwood Rd, Sheffield S10 3BR
Contact the centre
+44 (0) 203 941 6395
All our neurosurgeons are based in Sheffield at Thornbury hospital and experts with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. All are verified by Doctify with multiple independent exceptional reviews.
Developed a specialist expertise in spinal and complex spinal surgery (image guided and assisted) as well as Stereotactic Gammaknife Radiosurgery.
A specialist Medical Research Council fellowship using magnetic resonance techniques and has a specialist interest in Stereotactic GammaKnife Neurosurgery.
Specialist interest in both Stereotactic Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery.
Holds 3 neurosurgical board certificates, the Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship, the European Board of Neurosurgery and the Egyptian Doctorate in Neurosurgery.
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Treatment with highly accurate radiation
Thousands of radiation beams are generated with a level of accuracy better than 0.5mm. Individually, each radiation beam is too weak to damage the normal tissues it crosses on the way to the target. But when focused precisely on that target, the beams intersect and the combined radiation is sufficient to treat the targeted area.
Efficient radiation dose
The radiation damages the DNA in the cells of the tumour or other abnormality being treated, such that the cells that make up the abnormal tissue targeted can no longer reproduce. Eventually, when these cells come to the end of their natural life span, they find that they are unable to reproduce and replace themselves because the DNA essential to this process is no longer functioning properly.
Speak with one of our team today
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