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Gamma Knife Surgery Cost

As the name suggests, Gamma knife surgery is a radiation therapy which uses computerized planning software. It uses a specialized technique called stereotactic radiosurgery, where multiple beams converging in three dimensions, focus on the tumor. The gamma knife surgery cost or specifically speaking the price for gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery in Hyderabad reaches lakhs.

The amount of radiation directed may also control the expenses for knife surgery, i.e. gamma knife procedure cost in Hyderabad.

Reasons for Gamma Surgery

Gamma Knife surgery is a safer alternative for complicated and high-cost brain surgery which needs incisions in the scalp and opening of the skull. The brain surgery cost and the average cost for the gamma knife procedure in Hyderabad or we can say gamma knife e brain surgery price in Hyderabad. This radiation therapy is mainly performed in the following cases:

  • Tumor or other abnormality which is hard to reach with standard neurosurgery

  • A person who is not suitable for standard brain surgery

  • The patient who opts for a less invasive treatment.

It is mostly used to treat:

  • Brain Tumor

  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Acoustic Neuroma

  • Pituitary Tumors

The gamma knife brain surgery cost in Hyderabad depends on the kind of tumor. Other factors like the type of the clinic, the team of specialists, and the condition to treat control the gamma knife brain surgery cost i.e. gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery cost in Hyderabad.

Procedure of Gamma Knife Surgery

A team of neurological surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, medical physicists, physician assistants and computer specialists work together for the surgery, The operation is divided into the following preparation:

  • Frame Fixation: Considering the size and location of the tumor, a custom-made stereotactic face mask is securely positioned around the head of the patient.

  • Diagnosis: To locate the abnormality in the brain with accuracy, the patient undergoes various scans such as MRI and CT scans.

  • Planning: A three-dimensional software is used to design the most appropriate plan for the treatment. The aim is to reach the accurate contours of the tumor through radiation.

  • Radiation: This procedure takes around 30 to 60 minutes depending on the case. The head of the patient is relaxed and held still during the delivery of the radiation. The machine’s cost for the knife surgery, i.e. gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery, in Hyderabad is around crores. This is why the average cost for gamma knife surgery in Hyderabad and other parts of India is around INR 3,00,000.


FAQs

  1. What are the side effects of Gamma Knife Surgery?
      Swelling of the Brain Nausea and Vomiting Numbness on the scalp at the pin placement region Seizures Bleeding Headache

  2. What can I observe after the procedure?

    You may experience certain symptoms such as minor bleeding or tenderness at the pin sites, nausea or vomiting.The doctor will recommend medications for the symptoms and you can normally eat or drink after the procedure.

  3. What are the results of Gamma Knife radiosurgery?

    The treatment is effective however it takes time to show. Mainly, it depends on the condition so treated.

    • Benign tumors: The tumor generally shrinks over eighteen months or two years. The main aim of knife therapy is to prevent any future tumor growth.

    • Malignant tumors: They shrink at a faster pace, mainly within a few months.

    • Arteriovenous Malformations: It takes more than two or more years for the abnormal blood vessels of the brain to thicken and close off by radiation therapy.

  4. Is brain surgery costlier than the gamma knife procedure cost in Hyderabad?

    The cost for knife surgery in Hyderabad is somewhat similar to brain surgery. Where the brain surgery cost may go to INR 3,00,000 the gamma knife surgery cost in Hyderabad may also begin from INR 3,00,000. However, in various cases, the gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery cost in Hyderabad may be more expensive.

  5. What are the risks of gamma knife surgery?

    The side effects are mainly temporary in nature. Some people experience mild headaches, a tingling sensation, nausea or vomiting. Other side effects are:

    • Fatigue

    • Swelling

    • Hair or scalp problems

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