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Monday, August 1, 2011

Cutting-Edge Brain Surgery that is Blade-Free

Gamma Knife® radiosurgery is a powerful and precise surgical option for patients suffering from brain tumors and other serious brain disorders. Requiring no incision, Gamma Knife is non-invasive, effective, safe and only requires mild sedation. It is the optimal treatment choice for a wide variety of conditions including benign and malignant brain tumors, skull base tumors, blood vessel malformations, trigeminal neuralgia and tremor.

Located at Pennsylvania Hospital, the Penn Gamma Knife Center is a regional leader in Gamma Knife radiosurgery. With a level of experience unmatched in the city, the multidisciplinary Gamma Knife team works closely to provide patients with a customized treatment plan designed to meet their unique physical and emotional needs.

Learn more about the Penn Gamma Knife Center
Meet the Penn Neurosurgery team

Preventive Cardiovascular Program: Stopping Heart Disease Before it Starts

Penn’s Preventive Cardiovascular Program seeks to prevent the onset, recurrence and progression of heart and vascular disease. The multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and dietitians provides patients with personalized preventive care. The team partners with patients to identify cardiovascular risks and develop customized plans of action that fit their lifestyle. To schedule a cardiovascular risk assessment, please call 800-789-PENN (7366).
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