Gamma knife radiosurgery is the term coined for the type of radiation therapy which is used for the treatment of tumors, vascular malformation, and some other abnormalities in the brain.
It is advised in cases of deep brain seated tumors that are not operable and in case a patient's condition is not eligible for standard surgery.
It is another form of SRS ( stereotactic radiosurgery), it is not a surgery, and there is no incision; only radiation is given in a focused manner.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery uses specialized equipment to focus about 200 tiny radiation beams upon a tumor. Although each beam has very less effect on the brain tissue it passes through, a high dose of radiation is delivered to the place where all the beams meet.
The precision of brain stereotactic radiosurgery results in minimal radiation delivery to healthy tissues surrounding the target. Gamma Knife radiosurgery is usually a daycare therapy completed in a single day.
Gamma Knife cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.275280 to Rs.367040. Cost for International patients is between USD 5580 to USD 6820.The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
The cost of Gamma Knife Treatment includes:
The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:
Listing approximate price of Gamma Knife and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.
|Treatment name||Cost range|
|Gamma Knife for AVM or Brain Tumor||Rs.275280 to Rs.367040|
A day before the surgery, the brain imaging is done with an MRI or CT scan to create a treatment plan. Your neurosurgeon will do a complete physical examination. All these test costs are covered in the package.
The medicines consumed in the hospital are included in the package, and any medicines bought from outside the hospital will not be included in the package.
After the procedure, you will typically spend 3-5 days in the hospital, depending on the size and shape of the target. Most people only spend 24 hours in the hospital before getting discharged. An MRI or CT scan is performed a day after the surgery to identify the treatment's success. You are followed up with MRIs every six months after the surgery.
Your body will need a little time to recover, and you may experience swelling or discomfort at the treatment site, which can resolve within the first week. Some patients will experience swelling of the brain after six months of the treatment. For this, you may undergo additional treatments or multiple gamma knife surgery sessions. All these have additional costs.
Yes, gamma knife surgery is reimbursed by most insurance companies, and you will be able to receive the payment you need.
You can go for CyberKnife, which performs treatments throughout the body- not just the brain and cervical.
The price varies across the cities. Tier 1 Cities are usualy more expencive thane tier 2 cities. The price for Gamma Knife in different cities in India is approximately in the range of:
For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Gamma Knife in different countries is approximately:
The right doctor for performing a gamma knife surgery is a neurosurgeon and oncologist.
Listing popular specialists:
Director, 27 years of experience
Neurosurgery, Intracranial Brain Tumour Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, Minimally Invasive brain surgery, Image Guided Neurosurgery, Brachial Plexus surgery, Spine Surgery
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Neuro-oncology, Pediatric brain and spine surgery, Neurotrauma, Stroke Cerebrovascular surgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Spine fixation and fusion surgery, Scoliosis surgery, Brain tumour surgery and brain aneurysm surgery
Director, 21 years of experience
Neurosurgery , Brain Tumor Surgery, Radiosurgery (Cyberknife, Gamma Knife) Spine Surgery, Surgery for Epilepsy, DBS Surgery for Parkinsons Disease, Brachial Plexus and Nerve surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery (Aneurysms, AVMs),
Gamma knife radiosurgery is nearly 90% successful in destroying and shrinking the tumorous cells in the brain. and it does not hurt so do not require anesthesia.
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