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Testimonials: Gamma Knife


Joan Weiss

Acoustic Neuroma Healed Without Hearing Loss

Joan Weiss

Acoustic Neuroma Sufferer and Gamma Knife Patient

Beaverton, Michigan

"They told me if I had surgery, I would lose my hearing on one side. With Gamma Knife, I had no additional hearing loss and virtually no recovery time."

Keila LaFramboise

After Gamma Knife Treatment, She Feels Like She Won the Lottery

Keila LaFramboise

Wife and Mother, Banker and Gamma Knife Patient

Saginaw, Michigan

“This surgery was one of biggest decisions of my life, and I made the right one by choosing Dr. Copeland and the Gamma Knife.” 

Jack Gemender

Alternative Treatment Is Easier On Patient

Jack Gemender

Acoustic Neuroma Sufferer and Gamma Knife Patient

Gladwin, Michigan

"It’s a breeze. The procedure took less than an hour. We had lunch on the way home."

Phillip Forsyth

Back to the Grindstone

Phillip Forsyth

Business Owner and Gamma Knife Patient

Howell, Michigan

"I went back to work two days after Gamma Knife surgery. That’s a lot different than three to four months recovery time with traditional surgery. Gamma Knife surgery was definitely the way to go. It’s 21st century medicine."

Beverly Whitmer

Brain Surgery Patient Has New Outlook On Life

Beverly Whitmer

Cancer Survivor

Beaverton, Michigan

"You’re on top of the world when you can have your tumor removed like this."

Deborah Sanborn

Cutting Edge Brain Surgery Without a Scalpel

Deborah Sanborn

Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Gamma Knife Patient

Traverse City, Michigan

“My experience was so positive. I’m really happy I was able to have the Gamma Knife rather than open brain surgery.”

Phil Biddinger

Gamma Knife Brings Relief From Facial Pain

Phillip Biddinger

Disabled Oil Field Worker and Gamma Knife Patient

West Branch, Michigan

"I went through three years of pain trying to find out what was wrong, but Dr. Dardas knew immediately what to do. I just wish I had known him three years earlier."

Leah Olsen

Gamma Knife Stopped Her Seizures Without Surgery

Leah Olsen

Wife, Mother, Engineer and Gamma Knife Patient

Grand Rapids, Michigan

“When Dr. Copeland told me they considered it a cured case, and there was no need for further treatment, I realized it was over.” 

Nancy Miller

Lightning Strikes No More

Nancy Miller

Trigeminal Neuralgia Sufferer and Gamma Knife Patient

Midland, Michigan

"It was painless, odorless and quick. I was home just a few hours later. I would recommend the Gamma Knife to anyone!"

Jacqueline Bourdon-Orr

Meningioma Patient Needed a Low-Risk Option

Jacqueline Bourdon-Orr

Meningioma and Gamma Knife Patient

Lake George, Michigan

"The whole procedure took only half a day. There was no pain, no loss of hair, and I was able to go home the same day. They say to expect a week recovery, but it I went to church that Sunday."

Pam Topor

No-Scalpel Surgery Leaves Patient Pain-Free

Pam Topor

Nurse with Trigeminal Neuralgia

Midland, Michigan

"The pain went away that day, which they told me doesn’t usually happen. I believe that I had the miracle cure."

Sheri Skinner

Pain Becomes a Thing of the Past

Sheri Skinner

Co-owner of Dental Implant Lab and Nurse, and Gamma Knife Patient

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

"When it was time for surgery, Dr. Kotecha took my hand and walked with me to the Gamma Knife room. That moment of compassion and kindness meant so much to me. MidMichigan gave me such good care."

Marjorie Ebnit

Searching For Relief From Severe Facial Pain

Marjorie Ebnit

Trigeminal Neuralgia Sufferer and Gamma Knife Patient

Sanford, Michigan

"I want to get the word out. The Gamma Knife isn't a machine; it’s a miracle."

Jan Runyan  

She's Back On the Road After Gamma Knife Surgery

Jan Runyan

Retired Teacher and Gamma Knife Patient

Pickford, Michigan

"The pain was so bad I couldn’t sleep, and I was terrified of losing my vision. When they told me I could have brain surgery with no cutting and no pain, I didn’t know what to expect. But Gamma Knife was a piece of cake. It was a painless, pleasant procedure."

Jennifer Tunney

With Gamma Knife, She Avoided Second Open Brain Surgery

Jennifer Tunney

Nurse Practitioner and Gamma Knife Patient

St. Louis, Michigan

“After Gamma Knife surgery on Friday, I was back at work on Monday with a full load of patients.” 

Bob Calder

World-Class Surgery Available to AVM Patient

Bob Calder

Grandfather and Outdoorsman with AVM

St. Johns, Michigan

"I found the ultimate technology in my own backyard."