Question & Answer

Please see below for common Q & A related to Gamma Knife treatment. Also feel free to submit a question online and a member of our team will respond.

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is a non-invasive procedure that delivers focused, pin point radiation to lesions and abnormalities in the brain. Despite its name, there is no cutting involved. It is called Gamma Knife because of the precision and effectiveness of the treatment. It is the only equipment of its kind which is entirely devoted to the treatment of  brain disorders.

At the Gamma Knife Centre in Hong Kong we have extensive experience in the treatment of all types of intracranial tumours, including metastasis, meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumours, gliomas, glomus tumours and other types of brain tumours.

  • Vascular lesions include arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), arteriovenous fistulas and cavernous malformations.
  • Functional disorders include trigeminal neuralgia and certain types of movement disorders.

Please feel free to contact us at 2522 2332 and arrange for a consultation by our specialists to see if your condition is suitable for the Gamma Knife. Patients with financial difficulties may request for a complimentary assessment.

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There are minimal side effects from the procedure itself. Depending on the type of lesion that is being treated, there may be potential side effects and these will be reviewed with you by your neuro-specialists and clinical oncologists during the pre-treatment evaluation.

Results of radiosurgery is not immediate and occur over a variable period of time depending on the type of lesion that is being treated. Your neuro-physician and clinical oncologist will arrange for you to have periodic follow up MRI and clinical assessment to evaluate the efficacy of treatment.

Most insurance companies recognize the Gamma Knife as the gold standard for intracranial radiosurgery and approve it for the treatment of brain lesions. Patients with insurance will be required to obtain pre-approval  from their insurance company for their treatment.