Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
In this article, we have covered the following aspects of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery:
- Best Hospitals in India for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
- Top Specialists in India for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
- Cost of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
- Understanding Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Best Doctors and Hospitals in India for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for the treatment of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
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|Doctor Image||Dr. Name||Specialty||Hospital Associated||Contact Doctor||City|
|Dr. BK Mohanti||Radiation Oncologist||Fortis Memorial Research Institute||Gurgaon|
|Dr. Tejinder Kataria||Radiation Oncologist||Medanta - The Medicity||Gurgaon|
|Dr. Subodh Chandra Pande||Radiation Oncologist||Artemis Hospital||Gurgaon|
|Dr. Kaustav Talapatra||Radiation Oncologist||Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital||Mumbai|
|Dr. Anil Kumar Anand||Radiation Oncologist||Max Super Specialty Hospital||Delhi|
|Dr. Sudarsan De||Radiation Oncologist||Jaypee Hospital||Noida|
Cost of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in India
The cost of Gamma Knife radiosurgery procedure in India would be somewhere between USD 6000-10,000. To get the best cost estimate for the procedure in India, please share your medical reports in the contact form below this page
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (stereotactic radiosurgery) is a therapeutic radiology surgery. The Gamma Knife procedure is not a surgery of cuts or incisions but a radiotherapy that uses gamma rays beams to treat mostly lesions or tumors.
The radiation beams are highly focused rays that target the lesions least effecting the nearby healthy tissue. The therapeutic effects of a Gamma Knife radiosurgery work slowly over time.
During the procedure, a frame is fitted to the body part where the therapy is to be given. This ensures the radiations are given to the exact site. Four small pins are inserted through the skin. Next, the imaging tests such as CT scan or MRI are done to locate the exact size and position of the problem area. The gamma radiations are then given through Gamma Knife Radiosurgery machine.
Done under anesthesia, the procedure can take from a few minutes to two hours.
Indications for Gamma Knife
- To treat brain tumors and brain cancers
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVM), a type of blood vessel defect
- To treat some neurological conditions, such as spasms of extreme facial pain and a noncancerous brain tumor
- To treat the brain lesions that cannot be reached through traditional surgery
- In patients who cannot undergo a traditional surgery involving incisions or cuts
- Not used in patients who require immediate therapy results
Note (for foreign patients):
Besides South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), every year, India gets thousands of medical tourists from African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Somalia,Gambia etc and Middle Eastern countries like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Yemen etc. Hence, if you are a citizen of any of these countries, there is good likelihood that you will be meeting some fellow citizens or same language speakers in the major hospitals in India. Almost all the top hospitals have translators for people of these region. Our patient support team is also well placed to assist you.