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About the Procedure

LEKSELL GAMMA KNIFE® MODEL C

The Gamma Knife is not really a knife at all but a non-invasive treatment for patients with deep brain tumors and abnormal blood vessels in the brain. A single dose of gamma radiation, directed by highly sophisticated computer technology, treats the tumors and abnormal blood vessel formations in the brain, without harming adjacent normal tissue.  

Saint Joseph 's Hospital is only one of a few hospitals in the world to have a Model C Gamma Knife, and it enables the Hospital to treat patients with tumors and other problems that probably could not have been treated without this technology.

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