A different group of bloggers, advertiser and other members of the press in the Philippines gathered last April 6, 2011 for a media briefing related to Gamma Knife Radiosurgery pioneered by the Philippine Gamma Knife Center, Inc. in Cardinal Santos Medical Center Compound, San Juan, Metro Manila.
The Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is a surgery without incision as proven for alternative to brain surgery. It also represents an advance in the field of Stereotactic Neurosurgery and is considered as the gold standard in non-invasive brain surgery.
The Philippine Gamma Knife Center, Inc. is the leading provider of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the nation. Dr. Lars Leksell is the inventor of the Gamma Knife which has been used for more than 30 years in 26 countries having treated more than 180,000 cases worldwide. In fact, in the Philippines, the only Leksell Gamma Knife Facility can be found within the compound of Cardinal Santos Medical Center.
The benefits of Gamma Knife treatment includes reduced health risks, shorter hospitalization, cost effective and patient comfort.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery has four typical procedure such as frame fixation, imaging, treatment planning and actual treatment.
It is said that the respect accorded to Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is based mainly on three reasons: guaranteed quick recovery time, its high performance rating among experts and patients alike, and the team of experts who perform the procedures.
The Philippine Gamma Knife Center has started its clinical operation in 1998 and has performed over 1,700 radiosurgical and open stereotactic procedures.
Its medical professionals are trained in Stockholm, Sweden composed of Neurosurgeons, headed by Dr. Vesagas who currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Asian Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Radiation Oncologist, Medical Physicist, Anesthesiologist and Neurosurgical Nurse with years of experience behind them.
To know more about Gamma Knife Surgery and other related informations just visit their website www.gammaknife.com.ph or contact at tel. nos. (02) 722-9254; 723-7575.