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Gamma Knife Center

The MUSC Health Gamma Knife Center specializes in the most advanced noninvasive surgery for benign and malignant brain tumors, vascular malformations, functional disorders and other abnormalities of the head and neck.

Gamma knife radiosurgery focuses up to 192 individual beams of gamma radiation on a specific area of the brain. Healthy nerves, blood vessels or other nearby tissues in the path of any single beam receive too little radiation to be harmed. But the combined power where the beams converge delivers a highly effective therapeutic treatment.

A Gamma Knife Center's procedure offers safe, fast treatment with no incisions when other types of brain tumor surgery might be difficult or impossible.

MUSC Health’s Gamma Knife surgery technology is more advanced than most centers offer. The clinicians, physicists and engineers at our gamma knife center helped pioneer the science of radiosurgery more than 20 years ago, and this system represents the latest step in our ongoing commitment to offer patients the latest options in radiosurgery.

Location

The MUSC Health Gamma Knife Center is located at 1 West in the MUSC University Hospital in Charleston, SC.

The best way to access the center is through the entrance to the Clinical Sciences Building at 96 Jonathan Lucas Street. An MUSC parking garage is located across the street at 97 Jonathan Lucas Street.

Our Team

MUSC Health’s Gamma Knife Center offers patients the most complete range of noninvasive treatment options available. Along with gamma knife surgery, the center offers other advanced radiosurgery systems, state-of-the-art imaging technologies and a dedicated team of specialists.

This team of radiation oncologists' and gamma knife surgeons' approach streamlines the process of evaluating each patient’s options, so the most appropriate course of treatment can be developed and initiated without unnecessary delay, confusion or anxiety.

Head and neck cancer care is coordinated with the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, South Carolina’s only NCI designated cancer center and the MUSC Health Radiation Oncology team.

Additional Care Team Members

Nurse Coordinators:
Jacqueline Davis, RN, BSN
Contact the Gamma Knife nurse coordinators at 843-792-9173.

Patient Care Support:
Shanda Bowman
Contact the Gamma Knife Patient Care Support team at 843-792-7137.