Indications for GKRS

Brain tumors and disorders for which Gamma Knife is considered most effective are:
Intracranial tumors such as acoustic neuromas, pituitary adenomas, pinealomas, craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, chordomas, chondrosarcomas, metastases glomus jugulare and astrocytomas (low grade small volume).
Vascular malformations including arteriovenous malformations and cavernomas.
Orbital Tumors like melanomas and metastasis.
Functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Movement disorders, intractable pain and epilepsy.
Gamma Knife often can treat tumors that may have been termed inoperable because of their location in hard-to-access areas of the brain, or those treated unsuccessfully by conventional neurosurgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
Patients not suitable for surgery due to illness or advanced age or children.
Patients return to their pre-operative lifestyle immediately following treatment.