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Decades of Development

Gamma Knife Statistics

The first Gamma Knife® was developed in 1967 by Lars Leksell, a Swedish physician and professor of neurosurgery, with the assistance of biophysicist Börje Larsson. Today's Gamma Knife, manufactured by Elekta AB, is based on that early prototype, but has benefited frome more than 40 years of advancements in engineering,  radiation physics, and computer imaging technology.

As a result, the Leksell Gamma Knife® is one of the world's most technologically advanced surgical instruments in use today. More than 800,000 patients already have been successfully treated with this radiosurgical device.

Gamma Knife® is a registered trademark of Elekta Group.

The MidMichigan Difference

  • MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland is a leader in neuroscience and cancer care in the state of Michigan.
  • MidMichigan's Gamma Knife Perfexion is the only machine of its kind in Michigan. 
  • Our board-certified neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists are specially trained and experienced in Gamma Knife radiosurgery.
  • Our Gamma Knife Coordinator will serve as your personal guide, walking you and your family through each step of the treatment process.
  • MidMichigan is located in Midland, Michigan, a safe and friendly suburban community with easy highway and airport access. It is conveniently located for patients in Michigan and the MidWest.
  • MidMichigan provides hospitality services for Gamma Knife patients including lodging and other amenities. Maps and driving directions are also available.
  • We work with your physician throughout the evaluation and treatment process, and will continue to be available for consultation with your physician during your follow-up care.

Is Gamma Knife Right for You?

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Dennis Ouillete, R.N. photoGamma Knife treats brain conditions with pinpoint accuracy that surgical interventions can’t match. Call our Gamma Knife coordinator, Dennis Ouillette, R.N., to arrange a no-obligation personalized review of your case. Dennis can also answer your questions about costs and insurance, treatment, transportation and lodging.

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