Since opening in 2011, The Valley Hospital’s Gamma Knife Center has effectively treated a significant number of trigeminal neuralgia patients, helping them find relief from the chronic, excruciating pain of their condition.
In an effort to create more awareness of the positive outcomes of Gamma Knife treatment at Valley, the Gamma Knife Center recently became a member of the TNA Facial Pain Association. The organization is committed to providing current and accurate information about trigeminal neuralgia.
“We identified early on that trigeminal neuralgia patients struggle to be diagnosed appropriately, and are often shuffled from dentists to oral surgeons to neurologists without finding relief,” says Deborah Panetta, Director of Radiation Oncology. “Becoming a professional member of the TNA Facial Pain Association offers us another way to reach out to those patients, and to suggest Gamma Knife as a treatment option.”
Gamma Knife radiosurgery is an outpatient radiation treatment that uses highly focused beams of radiation to target the trigeminal nerve while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed.
Need more information about treatment for trigeminal neuralgia or other conditions? Complete this form or call our Nurse Navigator at 201-634-5677.