During your consultation visit, you will see members of the Gamma Knife team, including your physician, who will obtain a complete history from you and do a physical examination, including a comprehensive neurological exam. Dr. Settle will personally review all of your relevant imaging. In addition to a tour of the facility, this is an opportunity to ask Dr. Settle and his team any questions you may have regarding your Gamma Knife® treatment.
This visit is usually completed before your scheduled treatment. In addition, a consultation with a neurosurgeon will be coordinated prior to your Gamma Knife treatment. This referral is expedited so that you are seen by all the involved doctors without delay. This is done to further discuss treatment, including all of the potential risks of brain radiosurgery, and mask or head frame placement.