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Kettering Adventist HealthCare First to Get Gamma Knife Upgrade

Story by Kettering Adventist HealthCare Staff

Kettering Adventist HealthCare (KAHC) first made history with Gamma Knife in 1999 when it became the first healthcare system to offer the cutting edge surgery technique to the Dayton region. KAHC recently continued its legacy of innovation when it upgraded to the Leksell Gamma Knife PERFEXION system.

“We have the only gamma knife unit in the region, and now the most advanced gamma knife in the world with our new upgrades,” explains Douglas Einstein, KAHC’s director of radiation oncology.

Gamma Knife is a type of radiosurgery that uses concentrated beams of radiation for the precise treatment of tumors in the brain, while minimizing damage to healthy tissue around it. The new upgrade enhances communication between the physician and the Gamma Knife unit. KAHC performs approximately 140 surgeries each year with the Gamma Knife.

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