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.
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.
Is Gamma Knife right for me?
Valley Gamma Knife Patient Satisfaction Scores
January 2018 – December 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!
“Everyone was so kind and helpful.”
“The staff was very friendly and attentive.”
“The entire staff here are wonderful. They made me feel extremely comfortable and assisted me with every detail.”
“Very informative and encouraging visit. Doctors and nurses were so kind and patient.”
“An extremely positive experience. Lovely staff.”
“Cannot say enough about all the people that took care of me. Professional and caring at all times.”
“Always treated me like a person not just the next patient on the list. Thanks to all of them.”
“Everyone was truly professional and assured me along the way.”
“…Carla was very good with and [sic] held my hand and it was very hard for me not speaking English. Susan the other nurse gave me her card to call if I need anything when I go home [sic].”
“…The physicians and all the staff have all shown a great deal [of] compassion to him. He has told me how nice everyone has been to him and how patient they are with communicating to him…”
“Found entire staff to be helpful courteous and extremely friendly. Did everything in their power to put you at ease.”
“Every member of the staff were friendly and very helpful I was so anxious when I arrived but they immediately helped me calm down.”
“Everyone from reception, the nurses to Doctors were wonderful. Very professional and made sure I was comfortable through the entire process.”
“This has been such a wonderful experience with the kindest, most compassionate staff ever… YOU ARE TRULY ALL AMAZING AND I THANK YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART!”
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