Macquarie University Hospital owns Australia’s first Gamma Knife. Gamma Knife Surgery has revolutionised the management of brain tumours and other brain conditions that may have previously required invasive surgery. The combined expertise of the Hospital, Macquarie Neurosurgery (provides a comprehensive neurosurgical service across all sub-specialties) and Genesis Cancer Care (a national network of comprehensive cancer centres) provides a high quality, cost-effective radio surgical Gamma Knife service for patients.
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH
Macquarie University Hospital’s Gamma Knife centre adopts a collaborative multi-disciplinary team (GK MDT) approach to care. The Macquarie GK MDT comprises of Macquarie Neurosurgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists, Radiation Therapists and Nurses.The GK MDT meetings discuss every case referred and explore all possible treatment options before Gamma Knife treatment is approved.
MACQUARIE’S COMPREHENSIVE CANCER SERVICE
Macquarie University Cancer Program provides a comprehensive cancer service which has links to the Gamma Knife Program for suitable oncology patients. Our dedicated cancer service brings together teams of committed health professionals and researchers to provide cutting edge treatment options for cancer patients.
Macquarie University Hospital is the first private teaching hospital in the country to be co-located on a university campus. The uniquely combined resources and research of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Hospital enable us to attract world-class health professionals and access highly sophisticated medical technology and equipment for use in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
We aim to deliver high quality individualised patient care linked to research to achieve our vision of translating research into improving treatment and outcomes for patients with cancer.