Gamma Knife was given a bad name…literally.

At The Valley Gamma Knife Center, we prefer to call it Knife(less)®.

Gamma Knife is not a knife at all.

Gamma Knife radiosurgery uses 192 focused beams of radiation to deliver targeted treatment to the desired area, leaving less healthy brain tissue harmed. The procedure takes place in an outpatient setting without the need for general anesthesia, resulting in less recovery time. The maximum amount of Gamma Knife sessions is five, but some patients will require less treatment. Sometimes less is more.

Treating the brain is far from simple, but our mission is.

Invest more in our team. Invest more in our technology. Produce better outcomes.

Meet our renowned physicians.

The Gamma Knife Center at The Valley Hospital is staffed by highly qualified physicians who have treated hundreds of patients and leverage a multidisciplinary approach to provide better outcomes.

Noninvasive, little to no discomfort, home today.

Gamma Knife is a form of stereotactic radiosurgery that is used to treat many conditions of the head and neck. As one of the top treatment options for brain tumors, patients benefit from a faster procedure with fewer side effects and little to no recovery period.

How does Gamma Knife produce better outcomes?

While both Gamma Knife® and CyberKnife® are state-of-the-art technologies, Gamma Knife is considered the “gold standard” all over the world for treating cancer, non-malignant tumors and illnesses of the brain.

We’re focused on the same thing you are: Outcomes.

Our outcomes speak for themselves. Learn more about our patients’ experiences and the care they received from our team at The Gamma Knife Center at The Valley Hospital.

Is Gamma Knife right for me?

All Conditions
Benign Tumors
Brain Tumors
Facial Conditions
Malignant Tumors
Vascular Malformations
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Brain Metastases
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Glioma
  • Meningioma
  • Pineal Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Vestibular Schwannoma

Valley Gamma Knife Patient Satisfaction Scores

January 2018 – June 2019

Courtesy/helpfulness of staff scheduling your appointment on the phone

Courtesy/helpfulness of the staff registering you for your appointment

Friendliness/courtesy of the staff who provided your procedure

Explanation from the staff about what would happen during your procedure

Staff concern for your privacy and comfort

Staff sensitivity to your needs

Response to concerns/complaints made during your visit

Explanations/understandings of follow up

Overall rating of care received during your visit

Likelihood of recommending/referring The Valley Hospital Gamma Knife program to family/friends

More from our patients!

Our nurse navigator,
your concierge.


What to expect.

The Gamma Knife Center’s nurse navigators are the backbone of our patient support system. They act as the go-to people for assistance with everything including verifying insurance, scheduling appointments and educating patients and their families. They will field your questions and concerns, care for you on treatment day and coordinate follow-up care. As your personal care concierge, they will be with you during the entire process on your road to recovery.

Read more from our Gamma Knife specialists

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Gamma Knife Side Effects: Seizures

December 10, 2019

The Benefits of Gamma Knife Icon Treatment

November 14, 2019

Symptoms After Gamma Knife Icon Radiosurgery: What to Expect

Gamma Knife
is not a knife at all.

Although it sounds like a surgical procedure, Gamma Knife is actually a form of radiation therapy.

The treatment
of choice.

Gamma Knife has become the preferred treatment option for head and neck conditions due to the long list of benefits that this minimally invasive treatment offers.

So, how does
Gamma Knife work?

Using focused beams of radiation, the Leskell Gamma Knife® Icon delivers precise treatment to the targeted area.

“I was not going to back down from cancer; I had to get moving and find my best treatment option.”