Gamma Knife® Center at Swedish Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
Discovering you have a brain tumor can be overwhelming, and it's natural to want the most advanced and effective treatment to eliminate the tumor as soon as possible. One of the options to consider is Gamma Knife® surgery at Swedish Medical Center in south-Metro Denver. One of only two such highly advanced centers in the region, Swedish offers this non-invasive outpatient procedure that boasts a myriad of benefits.
- It minimizes the risks of postoperative complications, infections and internal hemorrhage.
- Patients are usually discharged within 24 hours, meaning a much quicker recovery and reduced cost when compared to traditional brain surgery.
- Gamma Knife® surgery is covered by Medicare and most insurance providers.
- As part of Swedish's neurological services, a unique, inter-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses and medical professionals review each potential patient case to determine the best course of action. This means a patient has the benefit of the input and experience of multiple experts in treating illnesses, injuries and tumors in the brain.
Gamma Knife® surgery delivers doses of pinpointed radiation to treat brain tumors and other neurological disease with minimal damage to normal brain tissue. The most advanced form of stereotactic radiosurgery, Gamma Knife® surgery is often called "knifeless" brain surgery and often provides treatment options for formerly "inoperable" tumors.
Non-invasive Gamma Knife® treatments are completed in a matter of hours as an outpatient procedure. Patients at Swedish generally go home in as soon as four hours and resume normal activities within a few days.
Swedish is one of only two locations in Colorado and one of only seven locations in the western United States to offer Gamma Knife® surgery. Both neurologists and oncologists work together at the Swedish Gamma Knife® Center to treat hundreds of patients suffering from tumors each year. Our experienced treatment team consists of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neurotologists, a physicist and registered nurses.
Swedish currently has the newest model of the Leksell Gamma Knife®, the most trusted radiosurgery product in the world with proven results documented in more than 2,000 peer-reviewed published papers.
Swedish Medical Center is a center of excellence for neurosciences and the regional referral center for neurotrauma. A partnership with the Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI), the most comprehensive neuroscience center in the Rocky Mountain region, multiplies our capabilities to treat and provide support resources for a wide range of neurological diseases and disorders.