The Gamma Knife Center offers an important treatment option for certain neurological disorders and brain tumors, especially for patients with inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or those who seek an alternative to conventional brain surgery. Gamma Knife delivers very high doses of radiation to precisely targeted areas in the brain while minimizing exposure to the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor site. The technique is simple, quick and virtually painless, with treatment completed in a single session over the course of a few hours. Gamma Knife treatment also carries much less risk for complications than conventional surgery, and it's typically about half the cost of surgery. Gamma Knife offers several benefits for patients, particularly in regards to quality-of-life issues that may be dramatically impacted by open skull surgery.