Testimonial of Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient


“I would recommend Gamma Knife to anyone with facial pain. Once I walked through the door, everything was new to me, it was an adventure. Everything about the experience was nice. I was treated in January and began tapering off my medications a couple months later. I was on 4 different medications to control my trigeminal pain. The medications took control of my life. I was scared to…

Sheryl Crow – Meningioma Brain Tumor

By Ryan Jaslow
CBS News

Sheryl Crow has a benign brain tumor called a meningioma, the 50-year-old musician revealed Tuesday.

CBS News reports Crow told an audience about her condition at a recent concert, and her representative Christine Wolff says there’s no reason for alarm and the singer is doing great and is healthy and happy.

On her Facebook page Tuesday, Crow wrote: “Hey everyone -…

Retreating Trigeminal Neuralgia With Gamma Knife

Patients can be treated a second and even a third time with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (GKRS) for trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux). We have treated 530 patients with trigeminal neuralgia at San Diego Gamma Knife Center. There are no treatments which have 100% effectiveness in treating tic pain, including microvascular decompression, glycerol injection, balloon compression and radiosurgery.

Announcing New Gamma Knife Perfexion at SDGKC

San Diego Gamma Knife Center Offers New,  Non-Invasive Surgery for the Brain

 (La Jolla, CA, 11/21/2011)  In its continuing effort to offer the best in medical care to the San Diego community, San Diego Gamma Knife Center is pleased to announce the acquisition and installation of a state-of-the-art Gamma Knife® Perfexion™. 

 “Perfexion has become the new gold standard for crania…

Cell Phones & Cancer Risk: A Fact Sheet from National Cancer Institute. What do YOU think?

Cell Phones and Cancer Risk

Key Points

Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy. Concerns have been raised that this energy from cell phones may pose a cancer risk to users (see Question 1).
Radiofrequency energy is a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation; exposure depends upon the technology of the phone, distance between the phone’s antenna and the user, the extent…

Leksell Gamma Knife Administrators Meeting

Paul Loflin, Administrator, Beth Advani, Financial Coordinator, and I recently attended the North America Leksell Gamma Knife Administrators Meeting, sponsored by Elekta, held at the exquisite La Playa Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. The 4-day meeting provided a forum for the exchange of business and marketing strategies among Gamma Knife centers across the nation. Presentations…

Press Release: SDGKC Treats 500th Patient Afflicted With Trigeminal Neuralgia

Contact: Lorrie Morris                                            For Immediate Release

Tel. 800-924-2662

Cell Phone: 760-445-1740




San Diego Gamma Knife Center has just treated its 500th patient…

Response to NYTimes article, A Pinpoint Beam Strays Invisibly, Harming Instead of Healing

Re: NY Times article:

Response from Kenneth Ott, MD, and David Hodgens, MD

January 4, 2011
New York Times
Dear Sirs:

Thank you for the excellent article pointing out the risks associated with radiosurgery performed on equipment that is not dedicated to that purpose, and that is often a hybrid created with one company’s hardwar…

Reflections from Bob

Reflections – 1

Reflections – 2

The title of this blog piece happens to be the title of a book by Robert (Bob) Aldersley from Canada.

Periodically, non-reference books and articles make their way to our Center.

They remind us of why we love healthcare and to never forget the human element.

Bob’s book chronicles his journey from diagnosis of a primary brain tumor to date.

We enjoyed this…

Welcome to San Diego Gamma Knife Center Blog!

Welcome to San Diego Gamma Knife Center! We are located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, and since 1994 have been a Center of Excellence for the treatment of Brain Tumors, Acoustic Neuroma, Trigeminal Neuralgia and other brain disorders.

Our facilities function as a shared resource for the San Diego neurosurgical and radiation oncology community, and we receive patients…

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