What role does my referring physician play?

The Memphis Regional Gamma Knife Center considers the referring physician a vital partner in the treatment solution. Developing the most effective solution is a team-based process, drawing on the expertise and resources of the Gamma Knife Center and the knowledge and patient familiarity brought by the referring physician.

Throughout the process - before, during and after Gamma Knife treatment - the referring physician plays an active role in helping to determine the most effective treatment solution and monitoring the progress of the Gamma Knife outcome. Many intracranial vascular abnormalities and brain tumors are responsive to Gamma Knife treatment. In evaluating candidates, the staff at the Memphis Regional Gamma Knife Center relies on the referring physician's recommendations, imaging studies, evaluations of the patient's overall health and prognosis for success.