CNI Stereotactic Radiosurgery Service
The CNI Stereotactic Radiosurgery Service provides a specialized form of outpatient neurosurgery. Using a highly targeted procedure called Gamma Knife® surgery, CNI neuroradiology specialists are able to deliver precisely-guided radiation beams to treat tumors, malformations or other lesions within the brain.
- Malignant Brain Tumors
- Benign Brain Tumors
- Vascular Malformations
- Functional Neurological Disease
The CNI Stereotactic Radiosurgery Service utilizes the most advanced form of stereotactic radiosurgery—Gamma Knife® surgery. Sometimes referred to as “knifeless brain surgery,” the Gamma Knife® delivers pinpointed doses of radiation to treat brain tumors and other neurological diseases with minimal damage to normal tissue. Highly targeted and minimally invasive, this procedure may often be used to treat formerly “inoperable” tumors.
Developed by pioneer Swedish neurosurgeon Lars Leksell, MD, the Gamma Knife® is prcecise and differs from radiotherapy machines, which deliver a wide beam of radiation and are typically used to treat the entire brain.
Dennis G. Vollmer, MD