Eurolab brings the gold standard of intracranial radiosurgery technology to Joburg’s Milpark Hospital
South Africa’s first and only Gamma Knife , introduced into Netcare Milpark Hospital through an investment by leading oncology and cancer care company, Eurolab, in 2017, has successfully performed 465 radiosurgery treatments on patients suffering from diseases or abnormalities in and around the brain.
Gamma Knife SA is a radiosurgery unit and a hub of excellence with a team dedicated to brain work. For patients, the treatment is easier, quicker and has fewer side effects than other older treatments. The Gamma Knife is in fact not a knife and radiosurgery does not involve any incisions. It replaces the surgeon’s scalpel with up to 192 narrow beams of radiation, generated from radioactive cobalt and targeted to pre-determined designated areas in the brain. It is non-invasive and does not harm surrounding healthy tissue.
Installation of the Gamma Knife has placed Gamma Knife SA’s partners – Eurolab and Netcare Milpark Hospital – on the world oncology map as this radiosurgery unit provides patients in South Africa with less surgically invasive treatment at a rate they can afford. Previously, patients had to travel internationally for this specialist radiosurgery. Click here to Visit the Gamma Knife website