Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a non-invasive alternative or supplemental therapy to neurosurgery that significantly reduces the risks associated with conventional brain surgery. As with any procedure, however there are some common side effects related to Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

It is common for patients to experience a mild headache or nausea related to the application and removal of the fastened support frame, but immediate side effects of Gamma Knife treatment itself are rare.

It is very important to note that frequency and duration of side effects greatly depend on the size and location of the tumor or malformation. Your Neuroscience Team will go over these risk factors with you and provide additional information and resources at your request.