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Gamma Knife Icon

WORLD’S MOST PRECISE BRAIN TREATMENT

Start the conversation with your local physician about Gamma Knife Icon to see if it’s right for you. If you are a physician, patient or caregiver on the Northshore and would like to learn more, please call (985) 875-2234.

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers the world’s most precise, noninvasive treatment for brain tumors and other central nervous system disorders with the Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™. This is the only system of its kind in Louisiana.

TALK TO PHYSICIANS ON THE NORTHSHORE

Gamma Knife Icon care can begin at home. Patients receiving treatments are seen by a Gamma Knife Icon-credentialed physician at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington for all necessary imaging, pretreatment and posttreatment care. The treatment, which is typically administered in one visit, is provided at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Baton Rouge. For more information, contact one of the doctors below at (985) 875-2234 or talk to your doctor about Gamma Knife Icon.

WHAT IS GAMMA KNIFE ICON?

“It’s a completely noninvasive application of a technique; in this particular case radiation used to treat the tumor in a way that requires no knives, no pain. So there’s really no discomfort for the patient whatsoever.”

Gamma Knife Icon is a noninvasive and innovative radiosurgery technology for the treatment of primary brain tumors, brain metastases and other central nervous system conditions. This technology is part of a comprehensive process that begins with talking to your doctor.

Patients receiving treatments are seen by a Gamma Knife Icon-credentialed physician at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, a key provider within St. Tammany Cancer Center, for all necessary imaging, pretreatment and posttreatment care. The treatment, which is typically administered in one visit, is provided at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Baton Rouge.

WHAT GAMMA KNIFE ICON TREATS?

Talk to your doctor today to see if Gamma Knife Icon is right for you.

  • Primary Brain Tumors
  • Brain Metastases
  • Vestibular Schwannoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Meningioma
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)

And more.

WHAT ARE THE PATIENT BENEFITS?

Frameless or frame-based immobilized, typically not requiring screws being placed into head. That means no cutting, incisions or hair shaving is necessary.

With 0.15mm micro-precision, Gamma Knife Icon has the highest accuracy of any radiation treatment on the market. Six times better than industry standard.

Patients return home and back to daily life in a few hours. No rehab or overnight stays in the hospital.

Over 1 million patients treated and the largest clinical evidence base with over 2,800 scientific papers published.

Can be used more than once, meaning that a patient suffering from multiple or returning conditions can use this procedure again.

Delivers up to 100 times lower radiation to the healthy tissue around the tumor or other condition.

HOW IS GAMMA KNIFE ICON REVOLUTIONARY?

Radiation Oncologist Perspective

Charles Wood, MD
Radiation Oncologist & Medical Director
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake
Cancer Center

Neurosurgeon Perspective

Kelly Scrantz, MD
Neurosurgeon
The NeuroMedical Center Clinic

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