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Jefferson is home to the Philadelphia region's first Gamma Knife®, which may be used by your radiation oncologist or neurosurgeon to perform stereotactic radiosurgery for a variety of neurological disorders, including arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), tumors, functional disorders and epilepsy.

Jefferson physicians are able to use the Gamma Knife system to precisely direct radiation to the problem area while sparing healthy tissue. Recovery time from gamma knife treatment is minimal.

Why Choose Jefferson for Radiosurgery Treatment in Philadelphia?

The stereotactic radiosurgery team has been providing stereotactic treatments for 15 years – starting with the first radiosurgery treatments in the Delaware Valley in 1991 – and is one of the first in the nation to treat spinal disease with stereotactic radiosurgery.