Skip to main content

Stereotactic Gamma Ray Surgery for Benign Intracranial Tumors

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

This surgery is used to treat benign (not cancer) tumors inside your head. Beams of radiation kill the tumor cells. Normal tissues near the tumor get little or no radiation. Tumors can grow anywhere in your head. Benign tumor cells do not spread to other areas of your body.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

Seek care immediately if:

Call your doctor or surgeon if:

Follow up with your doctor or surgeon as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

© Copyright Merative 2024 Information is for End User's use only and may not be sold, redistributed or otherwise used for commercial purposes.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.