Forum

gamma knife treatment for trigeminal neuralgia

anyone had this done

They’ve only just started offering gamma knife for TN in Leeds. I had the needle in the cheek procedure which involved a general anesthetic. If I had to choose between the two I’d go for the Gamma Knife just to avoid anesthesia and the way it makes you feel afterwards. I think the chances of post operative numbness in the face is less with the gamma knife. The left side of my mouth and cheek is very numb.

Jane

what exactly is the knofe gamma thing plz? x

its radiation to deaden nerve. man at my ms centre had it and its lasted 10 years it can easily be repeated