Recognized as a tactical stereoscopic radio operation, the Gamma Knife operation is one of the most effective therapeutic solutions against many abnormalities of the brain that were previously considered inaccessible. It is effective in terms of time, as well as treatments and costs. Stereoscopic tactics Surgery is a very precise form of radiation therapy used to treat tumors and other brain diseases. It is an advanced treatment procedure that is performed without marking the cuts to the brain tissue. Gamma Knife is a completely non-invasive technique and allows doctors to work on brain damage without giving any cuts. The treatment process includes a machine that directs gamma radiation to the focused area of the brain and destroys the diseased tissue without affecting the healthy tissue. 192 rays of high-precision gamma radiation are directed through a protective helmet to destroy only the diseased tissue.
Who should opt for the Gamma Knife operation?
Gamma Knife is effective in treating a wide range of brain abnormalities. Gamma Knife has been shown to be effective for patients with abnormal arterial malformations, trigeminal neuralgia, tumors, and Parkinson's disease. Conditions such as AVM in which abnormal bloating of the blood vessels in the brain can bloody, causing hemorrhagic convulsions and stroke, surgery is very effective. In addition, the condition is called trigeminal neuralgia in which there is a pain around the cranial nerve near the brain base. This pain usually radiates in the face points, which makes the condition unbearable to some patients. Under such conditions, the operation is very relaxing. Evidence has shown that it can prevent tumor growth in 90% of cases. It also helps tumors to decrease in most cases. Benign tumors such as acoustic neuromas and widespread malignant tumors can also be effectively treated.
Precisely, the treatment procedure involves the following steps:
• Apply a stereotactic frame
• Collecting images
• Dosing planning and
• Delivery of radiation
The key component of the gamma knife surgery is the stereotactic head frame which is a tool that allows the doctor to locate tumors or diseased tissues and treat them in the same way. The head frame is attached to the head of the patient with the screws to ensure that the radiation is exactly aligned. It also prevents unwanted head movement during the treatment process so that only targeted areas of the brain get radiation.
Once the main frame in place, tumor, brain lesion, or abnormality are examined CT or MRI to locate location, size and shape exactly. Angiography may be needed to treat abnormal blood vessels. Headline markers and captured images help the doctor plan the procedure for treating the lesion. When the treatment plan is completed, the patient is on a healing table with the helmet headboard. Gamma rays are irradiated and abnormal tissue is damaged by the health of the surrounding healthy tissue.
Increased survival rate with Gamma knife
Initially, it was considered to be a palliative treatment procedure that should only improve the symptoms, Gamma Knife has proven to be effective in improving survival rates in patients. There is evidence that patients treated with Gamma Knife live for years.
Advantages of Gamma Knife Surgery
- more precise treatment
- faster treatment and time
- Greater patient comfort
- The treated lesion receives a large radiation dose with minimal risk for nearby tissue and structure.
- No anesthesia
- Surgery without cuts
- Cost savings compared to conventional brain operation
- Minimal discomfort
- the possibility of restarting normal activities
- The absence of the cut eliminates the risk of bleeding and infection.
India has become the most popular target for knife operation due to low treatment costs - the share of costs in Western countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. The procedure in India is performed by the best and most qualified neurosurgeons in the best neurosurgeon hospitals. Patients from Russia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Oman, Kuwait, and Arabia come to India for brain surgery.