News | January 21, 2007

Washington Hospital to Offer Leksell Gamma Knife

January 22, 2007 - Washington Hospital will be among the first facilities in the world to offer the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion by Elekta, a stereotactic radiosurgery treatment device for surgery on brain tumors.
Located in Washington Hospital's new Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute, Gamma Knife Perfexion will be used for brain tumor therapy, spine surgery and neurodegenerative disorders, and controversies in cerebrovascular disease. Gamma Knife
radiosurgery is minimally invasive, so the risks of surgical complications are lessened and these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
"The Perfexion will be the cornerstone of the new Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute and provides a potentially life-saving technology to patients in the surrounding communities, as well as referral patients from throughout the United States," said Nancy Farber, chief executive officer of Washington Hospital Healthcare System. "The Gamma Knife program will have experienced and skilled staff led by internationally known co-medical directors Sandeep Kunwar, M.D., and David Larson, M.D., Ph.D."

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