What is Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™?

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Based on a breakthrough in technology, the latest generation Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™ has taken minimally invasive neurosurgery to a completely new level of sophistication and effectiveness while maintaining full clinical compatibility with previously successful procedures and protocols. PERFEXION's extended treatable reach offers access to unlimited cranial volume and expands anatomical reach to more areas of the head and neck. In addition, by optimizing the system's robotic component, treatment times have been shortened dramatically.

Today, the exceptional benefits and wider application range of advanced Gamma Knife radiosurgery are improving the quality of life for many more patients with serious neurological conditions. Washington Hospital is proud to be the first hospital outside of Europe to install this powerful, leading edge instrument as the cornerstone of its new Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute.

With PERFEXION's revolutionary new radiosurgical platform, skilled physicians at Washington Hospital can distribute a complex, finely mapped dose of radiation to diseased tissue more quickly and accurately than ever before. Healthy tissue is left unharmed.

Meanwhile, radiation exposure to other parts of the body is extremely low, making Gamma Knife an excellent treatment tool, even for children and women of child-bearing age.

PERFEXION's unmatched combination of power and precision has resulted in positive clinical outcomes with few complications. The nearly painless treatment is usually done on an outpatient basis and requires no general anesthesia. Most patients are able to return home in just a few hours and resume normal activities within a day of treatment.

About the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute

Washington Hospital's Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute is located in the beautiful Northern California city of Freemot just a short drive from San Francisco. The world-class physicians, physicist, technologists, nurses and other health care professionals use powerful, leading-edge technologies to treat adults and children with a wide range of neurological diseases and disorders. We focus on highly effective, less invasive treatment approaches that speed recovery and enable patients to experience improved function and return to normal life more quickly.

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