Innovative cancer treatment in Northwest Indiana 

Aug 28
2011

Courtesy of the NWI Times

Methodist Hospital is one of the leading hospitals in Northwest Indiana for treating brain tumors. Its multi-disciplinary brain tumor team joins together to talk about the best way to treat the tumor, so there isn't just one doctor making treatment decisions — neurologists, neurosurgeons and cancer specialists all bring their opinions.

Methodist uses the Gamma Knife on brain tumors at the Center for Advanced Clinical Studies at the Southlake campus in Merrillville. The nonsurgical instrument administers high-dose radiation with great accuracy while preserving surrounding healthy tissue. Gamma Knife radiosurgery is exclusive to Methodist in Northwest Indiana and is considered the gold standard in treating brain tumors. An oncologist and a neurosurgeon work to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for the Gamma Knife.

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