Take Robert Gawron. The Ramsey resident was spending his retirement coping with the facial pain that trigeminal neuralgia can bring. Diagnosed more than a decade ago with the nerve condition, Robert was searching for a permanent solution to his facial pain. And he found it at The Valley Hospital’s Gamma Knife Center.
Harnessing targeted radiation to treat everything from troublesome nerves to cancerous tumors, the Gamma Knife spares the body’s healthy tissue any damage by focusing on a very precise treatment area. Because of this precision, complications are rare. In Robert’s case, the outpatient procedure (which requires no anesthesia) took only a few hours, and he soon felt relief. In a matter of months, he was almost completely pain-free—and free to live his life. Read more about Robert’s story.