Thornbury Gamma Knife Centre – treating brain tumours and disorders
The Thornbury Gamma Knife Centre at the BMI Thornbury Hospital is a partnership between BMI Healthcare Group, the leading UK private health care group and Medical Equipment Solutions Limited. As an NHS designated centre we provide a Radiosurgery service for NHS and private patients, treating Brain Tumours and other intracranial indications.
Secondary tumours (cerebral metastases) arise most commonly from primary carcinomas of the lung, breast, kidney, colon and melanomas of the skin, although it is possible for a number of other primary tumours to occasionally spread to the brain. Sex differences play a role with lung, colon and renal cancers accounting for 80% of metastatic brain tumours in men, and breast, lung, colon and melanoma cancers accounting for 80% of metastatic brain tumours in women.
Gamma Knife can treat