The Gamma Knife Center of Oregon was formed in 2001 to improve outcomes for patients with neurologic disorders and to offer an alternative to invasive surgery, especially for those with inoperable conditions. Today this versatile technology is used with unrivaled precision to treat a variety of diseases, including:
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a congenital defect in which arteries and veins are tangled and not connected by capillaries. The lack of...
Trigeminal neuralgia is pain caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve on your face. Symptoms include sudden, sharp pain in your head or face (it may feel like an electric shock) and may last for several seconds or minutes. It usually happens on only one side of your face.
A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland - a small gland in the brain.
Acoustic neuroma is a rare noncancerous tumor. It grows slowly from an overproduction of Schwann cells and is also called a vestibular schwannoma. The tumor then presses on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear.
Your body is constantly growing new cells to replace older ones. A tumor occurs when cells begin to grow abnormally and without control.
A meningioma is a type of benign tumor that grows in the meninges, which are layers of tissue that cover the brain and spinal cord. Technically, a meningioma is not a brain tumor because it does not arise from brain tissue, but, it's often referred to as a brain tumor.