Our multidisciplinary team at San Diego Gamma Knife Center includes a broad range of medical expertise, including neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and nurses. The team works together to provide optimal individualized care for each patient undergoing treatment. Each case is reviewed in a multidisciplinary conference, and the team works together to develop the optimal treatment plan.
The patient's referring physician also is an active contributor in the treatment process. All treatment, follow-up, progress and patient outcome studies are done in conjunction with the patient's referring physician.
Neurosurgeons are physicians who specialize in performing surgical treatments of the brain, and are intimately familiar with the complex anatomy, diagnostic and surgical procedures / equipment needed for the best outcome for operations involving the brain and nervous system.
Radiation Oncologists are physicians who specialize in using radiation to treat cancer and some benign diseases. During your consultation, the radiation oncologist discusses treatment options and advises on the best treatment for you.
In addition to your neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist, a team of medical professionals cares for you during your therapy. A radiation nurse helps coordinate your care, answers questions about your treatment, and helps manage side effects. The physician positions you for your treatments and ensure the accuracy of the radiation delivery.