Gamma Knife at UVA

Gamma Knife at UVA

Gamma knife treatment at UVA for brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations, acoustic neuromas, trigeminal neuralgia, epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

Gamma Knife radiosurgery at the University of Virginia offers patients a tremendous chance for successful results. Since 1989, the Lars Leksell Center for Gamma Surgery at UVA has treated more than 10,000 patients from 54 countries and every state in the United States. Using the latest Gamma Knife Perfexion technology, our experienced neurosurgeon Dr. Jason Sheehan -- together with a multidisciplinary team of top medical physicists, biomedical engineers, and radiation oncologists -- offers outstanding treatment alternatives for patients with brain tumors, vascular malformations, and functional diseases.

UVA Partners with Riverside
Riverside & UVA Radiosurgery Center

FOR PATIENTS
Gamma Knife
- Make an Appointment
- Why Gamma Knife at UVA
- What to Expect
- Videos
- Gamma for Children
- Ask the Doctor
- International Patients

FOR PHYSICIANS
Gamma Knife
- Make a Referral
- Technical Overview
- Indications
- Compare Technologies
- UVA Gamma Course


DISORDERS TREATED
Acoustic Neuroma
Arteriovenous Malformation(AVM)
Astrocytomas
Chordoma
Craniopharyngioma

UVA GAMMA KNIFE IN THE NEWS

Leading peer-reviewed publication the Journal of Neurosurgery published: "Because of its extensive use and enormous amount of supportive data generated, the Gamma Knife is still considered the gold standard."


Our Drs. Jason Sheehan and Mary Lee Vance successfully treated the world's tallest man using Gamma Knife and other medical treatment. See video here.


Gamma Knife introduces New Elekta eXtend Program!

The University of Virginia is the first center in the U.S. to have the Gamma Knife Extend. This allows for:

  • Treatment of larger tumors and arteriovenous malformations
  • Expanded reach to treat tumors adjacent to very sensitive brain structures
  • Treatment with the Gamma Knife even after most types of radiation therapy
  • Avoidance of rigid, pin affixed stereotactic frames

Click here to read a case study.

Click here to watch the video!

Dural Malformations
Epilepsy
Hemangioblastoma
Meningioma
Metastatic Tumors
Movement Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis
Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia
Pituitary Adenoma
Uveal Melanoma