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Press conference held within the framework of the 15th World Congress Leksell Gamma Knife

95% success in treating head, neck and skull base tumors

The new radiosurgical equipment Leksell Gamma Knife ® Perfexion installed recently at the Hospital HYGEIA succeeds in the 95% of the cases at the treatment of head, neck and skull base tumors.

The Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion with the new stabilization technique Extend” is the latest and the most sophisticated solution in order to avoid surgical therapy of most head and neck diseases. The latest generation Gamma Knife is completely automated and has the ability to heal patients, including those with multiple brain metastases in much shorter times in comparison with other technologies.

These were at the heart of the press conference held today, Tuesday 18 May, within the framework of the 15th World Congress Leksell Gamma Knife, where presides the Department of Brain Radio surgeon c-Knife ” of HYGEIA.

The technology Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion represents a major step forward in brain radio surgeon "said Mr. Michael Torrens, Neurosurgeon and Director of the HYGEIA’S Hospital Gamma Knife section. This system is up to 10 times more precise and 100 times more secure than other competing techniques. It can create significant opportunities to deal with damage in the brain in a single treatment, while ensuring absolute comfort for the patient. This, of course, varies significantly and improves the quality of life of the patients, "adds Mr. Torrens.

Gamma Knife surgery with provides superb accuracy, high efficiency and produces valuable clinical results. Patients can benefit from the fast, painless treatment, which often occurs without general anesthesia or does not require long convalescence times. So far, more than 500,000 patients worldwide have undergone intervention with Gamma Knife. In HYGEIA, there have been realized 1100 treatments with Gamma Knife.

The Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion is the latest and most sophisticated solution to prevent surgical therapy of the most head and neck diseases.