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Based on 256 reviews on Trustpilot
Alexandra, Romania
star star May 2021

Everything went well

Everything went well. Thank you Luna team.

Andela Bastos, Czech Republic
star star May 2021

My experience was great!

I was worried that I would have my surgery in a foreign country alone, but Luna Clinic made me feel right at home. They attended to my every need right away, and I didn’t feel alone even for one second. Thanks for everything. My experience was great!

Ian, Turkey
star star May 2021

Excellent Service from Abud of Flymedi

Abud was excellent in arranging my visit to Istanbul for both Eyelid and Hair Treatment. I decided to combine both treatments at Estecenter due to the clinics reputation. recommendations and also Abud's guidance. Abud clearly communicated the types of treatments available , estimated costs , all treatment schedules , travel logistics , hotel arrangements and daily transportation to and from clinic. Through responses coordinated between Abud and Estecenter he answered all my questions beforehand and was concise in the cost of treatments being communicated by Estecenter . Truly excellent service and i highly recommend you engage Abud as this leaves you know worries in relaxing during and after your very important treatments that you waited so long to have done Also i decided to stay and additional 7 days , at my own cost in Istanbul, to help my recovery.

Claudia Terrano, United Kingdom
star star May 2021

Life changing !

I had a massive operation with a full body lift that actually required 2 separate visits to Turkey which was very daunting for me to commit to but I’m so happy I did. I’ve never felt comfortable in my own skin and really struggled with my body especially after having 2 kids. It was really nice to do something for myself and Luna clinic made the experience hassle free for me. They were there for me from beginning to end through both visits and it couldn’t have gone better for me. Thank you so much for the life changing operation and experience.

Charlie, France
star star May 2021

Really happy with my experience

Really happy with my experience. Will deffinately reccomend Luna Clinic and the team to everyone.

Recommended For Gamma Knife Treatment

Gamma knife surgery is recommended for patients suffering from the following conditions:


● Trigeminal neuralgia

● Pineal region tumors

● Skull base tumors

● Craniopharyngiomas

● Pituitary adenomas

● Gliomas

● Acoustic neuromas

● Meningiomas

● Small or medium-volume intracranial arteriovenous malformations

● Metastatic tumors

Not Recommended For Gamma Knife Treatment

Gamma knife surgery is not recommended for the following groups of patients:


● Patients with a lesion or tumor bigger than 4 cm in diameter

● Patients suffering from a tumor with an edge that is less than 3 mm away from the optic chiasm

Number Of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Discharge From Hospital

Overnight stay is not required

Overview

Gamma knife treatment, also known as a Leksell Gamma Knife procedure is a type of radiation therapy used to treat brain tumors. The gamma knife surgery system is based on a high-intensity radiation stemming from 201 cobalt-based sources. The system was developed in the late 60s and since then it has been improved considerably, making it a very reliable treatment option for patients suffering from brain tumors. The cobalt is placed in a circular array, capable of sending radiation beams to any part of the patient’s brain.


The gamma knife system was specifically designed to treat cancer, as well as other diseases of the neck, head or brain. Gamma knife surgery can kill cancer cells, effectively shrinking tumors while at the same time avoiding any damage to surrounding healthy tissue in the patient’s brain. The gamma radiation beams can converge into one spot or several, so only one session is required for the procedure to be effective. Gamma knife surgery is mainly used to treat malignant or benign tumors in the brain but it can also be performed to treat other health problems such as vascular malformations or Parkinson’s disease.


Gamma knife surgery advantages include:


● It is a painless, incision-free radiosurgery system

● It can treat one or more sites during one session

● The procedure does not require overnight hospital stay

● It is a great way to treat inaccessible tumors within the brain

● Patients can return to normal activities in less than 24 hours

● The system can be safely used again if results are not satisfactory after one treatment session


Over 600.000 patients from all around the world underwent gamma knife surgery and surveys report excellent results following this procedure.

Preparation

A stereotactic frame is first fitted onto the patient's head. The frame is attached through 4 titanium pins to the patient’s head – the pins usually penetrate around 2 mm. Local anesthesia may be administered during this point. If the patient is very young or anxious, general anesthesia may be used as well. MRIs and CT scans are then performed in order to set up a treatment plan.

How It Is Performed

The stereotactic frame is needed in order to keep the patient’s head still during gamma knife surgery. The patient will need to sit on a treatment table, with his head under the gamma knife system. The oncologist and neurosurgeon will then begin administering gamma knife radiation into the patient’s tumor, with a 0.1 mm precision, ensuring that the patient’s healthy tissue is not affected. Once the necessary dose of gamma knife radiation is administered, the stereoscopic frame is removed and the patient may resume normal activities.

Recovery

This procedure requires no recovery period – patients may return to normal activities on the same day after the treatment is over.

Risks

Gamma knife radiosurgery complications can include edema and damage to surrounding brain tissue. Complications are most likely to occur at least 6 months after the gamma knife surgery is performed. Most complications are easily treatable with proper medical care. Very rare complications can include visual loss and hearing loss if the tumor is located close to the patient’s eyes or ears. Common complications include local hair loss.

Side Effects

Gamma knife radiosurgery side effects are quite rare but patients can experience some degree of discomfort, nausea, and headaches after the treatment. Some patients may also experience pain when the stereotactic frame is fitted.

Success Rates

The average gamma knife surgery success rate is between 70 and 90%, depending on the location of the tumor or lesion and its size.

Before And After

Patients will be required to perform follow-up tests in a few months after the gamma knife radiosurgery.

Faq

– Are there any alternatives to gamma knife radiosurgery?

Yes, cyberknife can also be used, but it depends on the type of tumor and its location.


– How long does the procedure last?

It depends on the type of tumor and its size.


– Can gamma knife radiosurgery treat epilepsy?

Yes, but only certain cases.