Macquarie University Hospital installed Australia’s first Gamma Knife in 2010, when the Hospital opened. Stereotactic radiosurgery with Gamma Knife surgery has revolutionised the management of brain tumours and many other brain conditions that may have previously required invasive surgery.
The Hospital, Macquarie Neurosurgery and Genesis Cancer Care have combined their expertise in Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology to provide a high quality, cost-effective radio surgical service for patients. To find out more click here
Multidisciplinary Team Approach
At the Macquarie University Gamma Knife Centre, we adopt a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to care. This means that a group of clinicians and other medical and health professionals work together for the care of patients treated with the Gamma Knife. The MDT meets on a regular basis to develop and review individual patient care plans. The team includes clinicians from different specialist areas including a neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist, medical physicist, radiation therapist and a nurse.
The Monique and Doug Thompson Gamma Knife Fund
The Hospital is proud to be able to offer Gamma Knife treatment to all suitable patients. The Monique and Doug Thompson Gamma Knife Fund enables patients, who otherwise would not be able to afford treatment, to receive financial support for Gamma Knife treatment at Macquarie University Hospital. The generous fund has enabled the Hospital to deliver on its commitment to provide the right treatment at the right time for all patients no matter where they live. To find out more click here