Dr. Michael K. Landi is a Brain and Spine Center neurosurgeon trained in the highly specialized field of Gamma Knife radiosurgery.
Gamma Knife is a radiosurgery technique that allows a neurosurgeon to target and treat very specific areas in the brain utilizing a single dose of radiation without actually making an incision.
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Gamma Knife radiosurgery is recognized world wide as the preferred treatment for metastatic brain tumors. It is proven to be a safe and effective non-operative treatment for many intracranial disorders.
With Gamma Knife, no incision is made. Instead of surgically treating abnormal areas of the brain, the Gamma Knife uses 201 radiation sources focused on the area to be treated.
The gamma radiation painlessly, silently and with extreme precision treats the abnormal tissue. Only the treated area receives a significant dose of radiation, which is unique compared to other radiation therapy treatments that do not spare the surrounding brain tissue.
Generally only one treatment is necessary.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery can be repeated in other areas of the brain at the same or different times.