Gamma Knife Krefeld Centre
Brain stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife) in benign tumors of brain (program ID: 273583)
Gerhard A. Horstmann
Specialized in: gamma knife
- Initial presentation in the clinic
- clinical history taking
- review of medical records
- physical examination
- laboratory tests:
- complete blood count
- general urine analysis
- biochemical analysis of blood
- inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
- indicators blood coagulation
- TSH, fT3, fT4
- neurological examination
- CT/MRI scan of the head
- stereotactic radiosurgery
- nursing services
- consultation of related specialists
- treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
- explanation of individual treatment plan
Since November 2009, the Gamma Knife Krefeld Centre has been equipped with Gamma Knife Perfexion ™ - the world's most advanced radiosurgical device for the treatment of tumors and vascular malformations in the head. The latest generation of Gamma Knife has been decisively improved in terms of precision, dose distribution, scattered radiation, duration of treatment and comfort, whereby even more successful treatment outcomes are to be expected.
The Gamma Knife Perfexion ™ is a high-precision irradiator for radiosurgical treatment of various diseases in the area of the cranium. These include not only brain tumors and eye tumors but also pathological changes in blood vessels and nerves. The device has 192 cobalt radiation sources whose every low-dose radiation is bundled in a single point - comparable to the effect of a burning glass. Only there originates a therapeutically effective dose of radiation, which destructs the disease focus and protects at the same time completely the surrounding tissue. The main diseases that can be treated with the Gamma Knife are metastases, meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, neuromas of other cranial nerves, pituitary adenomas, chordomas and chondrosarcomas, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), glomus jugular tumors, choroidal melanoma and trigeminal neuralgia.
Accommodation in hospital
The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.
Meals and Menus
The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.
Standard rooms include:
Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.
Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.
You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.
Brain stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife) in benign tumors of brain
- Hospital: Gamma Knife Krefeld Centre
- Department: Gamma Knife
- Head physician: Dr. med. Gerhard A. Horstmann
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