Before Your Treatment

Before treatment, your doctor will inform you about the entire procedure. Gamma Knife surgery does not require cutting or shaving of your hair. The next step is the application of the head frame.

The frame allows the doctor to accurately pinpoint the target to be treated in your brain. This lightweight frame, which is attached to your head with four pins, ensures that the radiation beams can be directed with precision to the target. The frame also prevents your head from moving during the imaging and treatment procedures. Local anesthetic is applied where the pins are to be attached.

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