Gamma knife radiosurgery was the solution Steve Murphy needed to put the brakes on his meningioma.
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Often benign brain tumors that emerge from the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Learn more
When Mary Hamilton’s trigeminal neuralgia resurfaced after more than 10 years, gamma knife radiosurgery did what medication couldn’t: send her pain packing.
A chronic condition that affects the largest nerve in the head, the fifth cranial or trigeminal nerve, which carries sensations from the face to the brain. Learn more
Gamma knife treatment, paired with radiation therapy, was the one-two punch Kathlene Laurel needed to fight her brain metastasis.
The most common type of brain cancer, which develops when cancer that starts elsewhere in the body spreads to the brain. Learn more
An avid music lover, Adam Zawislak would do anything to keep his hearing – which is why he turned to the Gamma Knife Center when an acoustic neuroma threatened to stop the music for good.
Noncancerous, typically slow-growing tumors that form on the vestibulocochlear nerve connecting the brain and the inner ear. Learn more
With just one treatment at the Gamma knife Center, Kathleen McGetrick put nearly a decade of facial pain — and costly medications — behind her.
When his facial pain became too much to bear, Charles Schofield knew he needed serious care. That’s when he turned to the Gamma Knife Center—and got treatment for not one, but two conditions.
Benign nests or tangles of arteries and veins—not tumors—that often have an abnormal pattern of blood flow both inside and outside of the malformation. Learn more
To see the confidence and vitality that Marlene Gomez displays every day with her husband and young son, you would never know an acoustic neuroma almost got in the way of it all. And she owes it all to Valley's Gamma Knife Center.
Elizabeth (Betty) Paton first began experiencing severe facial pain eight years ago, following a dental procedure. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to relieve her pain through dental and oral surgical procedures, Betty was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain condition affecting the nerve that carries sensation from the face to the brain. Patients with trigeminal neuralgia experience bouts of searing pain from even mild stimulation of the face, and consequently daily regimens such as brushing the teeth or putting on makeup can become an excruciating ordeal. Trigeminal neuralgia affects women more often than men, and it's more likely to occur in people who are older than 50.
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Trigeminal neuralgia can be worsened by triggers like cold air or wind – making winter an especially painful season for many patients. Don't suffer from another uncomfortable winter – it's time to seek trigeminal neuralgia pain relief.
January 3, 2017