Gamma Knife® Thalamotomy

State-of-the-Art Gamma Knife® Thalamotomy Treatment

Our experienced surgeons use a Gamma Knife® device to focus high-energy gamma rays precisely on an area in the brain that causes tremor, resulting in the destruction of the brain cells causing the tremor. No surgical incisions or electrodes are needed, and this revolutionary treatment occurs during just one outpatient visit.

Are You a Candidate for Gamma Knife Thalamotomy?

The Gamma Knife thalamotomy procedure for essential tremor treatment is typically restricted to patients with severe tremors who are not candidates for deep brain stimulation. The procedure takes approximately one hour; benefits may begin to be apparent three to six weeks after treatment.

How Gamma Knife Thalamotomy Benefits Patients

NSPC Brain & Spine Surgery (NSPC) (NSPC) offers award-winning doctors and state-of-the-art technology to treat movement disorders, such as essential tremor.

Compared to traditional open surgery, Gamma Knife thalamotomy has several key advantages:

  • Completely non-invasive
  • No need for head shaving
  • No incisions, no blood and no scars that need to heal
  • Treatment is pain-free, and in most cases a general anesthetic is not needed
  • No recovery time; patients can resume their normal activities in a day or two


Brian Snyder



Michael Brisman

M.D., F.A.C.S.


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