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 from all over the United States and the world. Gamma Knife radiosurgery is one of the most cutting edge methods of treating brain disorders that avoids many of the dangers and discomforts of conventional surgery treatments.
Patients at the San Diego Gamma Knife Center benefit from effective radiosurgery treatments that involve no incisions, no need for general anesthesia and that do not result in any kind of hair loss or scarring. Over 20 years of studies have shown Gamma Knife radiosurgery to deliver superior outcomes with a high degree of safety and efficiency.
The team of experts working at the San Diego Gamma Knife Center comprises a broad range of medical professionals, including radiation oncologists, medical physicists, neurosurgeons and nurses, all of whom work together to provide our patients with careful, individualized care while they undergo treatment. Each case is reviewed closely, and a specialized treatment plan is developed for each individual patient by a multidisciplinary conference of experts.
Currently, Gamma Knife surgery is the only FDA approved method for the treatment of brain metastases, and is considered the “Gold Standard” of radiosurgery procedures. The cutting edge medical technology used at the San Diego Gamma Knife Center was designed by neurosurgeons and dedicated specifically to the treatment of brain disorders.
The success we have had since the San Diego Gamma Knife Center was established has been pleasantly unprecedented. Over 400,000 patients have been treated with Gamma Knife surgery since the procedure first came into use, and there has been zero mortality and minimal morbidity reported. Our goal is and has always been to maximize our patients’ comfort while providing an effective alternative to chemotherapy and conventional surgery.
Our tools are backed up by more than two decades of clinical research and their application in the treatment of brain disorders continues to grow. Here on our blog you’ll be able to read about some of the latest developments in the field as well as the ways in which the Gamma Knife procedure is continuing to help make neurosurgery safer and better.