Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery
The Covenant NeuroScience Institute is the only facility in our region
to offer the Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife ® , a non-invasive alternative
to conventional neurosurgery. This exciting technology allows us to treat
many kinds of tumors and other brain abnormalities—even those that
are inaccessible or inoperable using conventional surgery.
How does the Gamma Knife work?
Performed by our multi-disciplinary team of specially trained experts,
the Gamma Knife procedure destroys unhealthy tissue using 201 beams of
radiation. Only when these beams intersect are they powerful enough to
destroy the target area—no healthy tissue is harmed.
What are the benefits of the Gamma Knife?
Non-invasive —No incisions that could lead to infections and require expensive
general anesthesia are needed.
Extends the realm of possibility —The Gamma Knife treats deep-seated tumors and other brain abnormalities
that previously may have been inoperable.
Completed in one day —Conventional brain surgeries require up to a two- to three-week
Short recovery time —While traditional brain surgeries require weeks of rehabilitation,
patients treated with the Gamma Knife can immediately resume their normal
Discover how the region's best neurological care can benefit you and
your loved ones.
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Covenant Gamma Southwest
For patient referral or more information call 806.725.7000 or 1-800-764-5222
Our team of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, nurses
and technicians unite to provide the best possible clinical experience
for your patients.
As the surgical procedure requires an early start, our staff will be happy
to arrange overnight accommodations for out-of-town patients and their
accompanying family members.
During the first nine months of operation, Covenant Gamma Southwest in
Lubbock, Texas has treated over 114 patients.
We are very pleased to expand our area of service to Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.
You don't need to travel to a huge congested metropolitan area like
Dallas or Houston to have the Gamma Knife procedure anymore. Here in Lubbock,
we can offer you a small town ambience with a new state-of-the art center
and provide world class doctors. We also can offer you discounts on several
hotels in the area.
The Gamma Knife is used for treating tumors and other brain abnormalities,
including those that are inaccessible or inoperable with conventional
surgery. The Gamma Knife focuses beams of radiation directly into the
With the only Gamma Knife in the region, Covenant has alleviated the need
for patients to drive elsewhere to receive the care they need.
For more information on Covenant Gamma Southwest, please call 806.725.7000.