Treating acoustic neuroma with Gamma Knife®

Radiosurgery techniques such as Gamma Knife® have become the treatment of choice for acoustic neuromas under 3cm in diameter.

Gamma Knife® technology is able to target tumours accurately and deliver radiation with great speed and precision, making it possible to give a large radiation dose, with the arrest of tumour growth in 95% of cases.

This innovative technique avoids most of the side effects associated with traditional surgery including permanent loss of hearing in one side, bleeding, stroke and occasionally death. Whilst Gamma Knife® does not remove the entire tumour it is likely to shrink over time and not present a further problem.