The Ventura County Star recently wrote a story about The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center’s enhancement of their treatment capabilities! Check out an excerpt from the article below!
“The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center, a leader in the treatment of brain disorders, has recently enhanced its equipment capabilities by installing the Perfexion upgrade to the Leksell Gamma Knife , the gold standard in the non-invasive treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, vascular malformations and other functional brain disorders.
‘The Perfexion upgrade to our Gamma Knife allows us to provide our patients with faster, safer, and multifaceted treatment,’ stated neurosurgeon Ron Young, M.D., co-director of the Center and recognized world-wide as a pioneer in the field. ‘Through our new Perfexion system, we’re now able to offer unparalleled accuracy and precision while enhancing the comfort of our patients requiring Gamma Knife treatment.’
The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center becomes only the fourth hospital in all of Southern California and the sixth in the entire state to offer this state-of-the-art advancement to its patients.
‘This is truly a revolution in stereotactic radiosurgery,’ commented Paul Miller, M.D., radiation oncologist. ‘The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center has long been noted for using the latest equipment and techniques to diagnose and aggressively treat complex tumors in the brain. By upgrading to the Perfexion’s elite set of programs, the best just got better.’
The Perfexion has set new standards in radiation safety by offering unmatched performance through the ability to treat single and multiple lesions in one treatment session while providing seamless workflow procedures.
The Gamma Knife is actually not a knife, but a medical device that focuses beams of gamma radiation precisely on the abnormal area of the brain with minimal damage to the normal brain tissue surrounding the problem areas.
Since this is noninvasive brain surgery, no surgical incision is made to expose the inside of the brain. This reduces the risk of surgical complications and eliminates the side effects and dangers of general anesthesia.”