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Johnston-Willis Hospital is home to Central Virginia's only Gamma Knife Perfexion tool.

Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, is the only hospital in the area, and only the second in Virginia, to use the Gamma Knife® Perfexion, a minimally invasive stereotactic radiosurgery tool that uses extremely precise cobalt radiation beams. The Gamma Knife is used to treat brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia (face pain) and other neurological disorders.

The Gamma Knife may eliminate the need for traditional surgery and incisions and helps preserve healthy tissue. The procedure is painless and unlike other treatment options, does not require our patients to cut or shave their hair. Because there is no incision, recovery time is reduced and most patients leave the hospital the same day as the treatment.

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Johnston-Willis Hospital's award-winning Neuroscience and Gamma Knife Center provides private suites designed with your comfort in mind and offers some of the most advanced technologies. With less pain, faster recovery and fewer complications, we get you back faster to your life and normal routines.

The Gamma Knife® Perfexion

The Gamma Knife® Perfexion uses the precision of 192 gamma beams to non-invasively treat trigeminal neuralgia, brain tumors and other neurological and neurovascular disorders on an outpatient basis. Radiation beams target and destroy tumors and diseased tissue, sparing the surrounding healthy tissue unnecessary radiation.

Designated as a host site by the Gamma Knife manufacturer, other surgeons come to Johnston-Willis Hospital to learn how to use this technology. Having completed more than 3,000 Gamma Knife surgeries, our team has the expertise you need when facing a brain tumor or other disease that can be treated with the Gamma Knife.

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