Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola is the only facility in Northwest Florida to offer the most advanced form of non-invasive brain surgery, the Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™. This sophisticated medical device is not actually a knife at all; the Gamma Knife Perfexion is a stereotactic radiosurgical instrument that delivers a single high dose of precisely focused radiation to the target, while leaving surrounding healthy tissue virtually unharmed. Learn more about how Gamma Knife works here.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery has proven effective for patients with benign or malignant brain tumors, arteriovenous malformation (AVM), trigeminal neuralgia and other functional problems. It can be used as a primary or supplemental treatment option in combination with surgery, chemotherapy and other forms of radiation therapy. See other conditions treated with Gamma Knife.
This treatment is non-invasive, painless, and is typically done in a single outpatient visit, with patients usually resuming pre-treatment activities in two to three days. Gamma Knife treatment is usually substantially less costly than conventional open skull brain surgery and is covered by most major insurance companies, including Medicare. Read about more benefits of Gamma Knife here.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the Ascension Sacred Heart Gamma Knife Center, please call 850-416-4980.