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Gamma Knife Surgery – Procedure, Outcomes and Benefits

Gamma Knife Surgery – Procedure, Outcomes and Benefits Gamma knife Surgery is the latest technique for treating brain tumors and cancers. Although referred as gamma “knife”, the surgery does not involve any cut or use of the surgical instrument. Contrary to its name, Gamma Knife involves the use of only gamma rays to treat the targeted diseased portions of the brain. The best part of gamma knife surgery is that the radiations are targeted only on the diseased brain tissue without harming the surrounding healthy tissues. The surgery is the most widely used radiosurgery in the world. Principle of Gamma Knife Surgery The fundamental principle in gamma-knife is selective ionization of the tissue. The high energy beams ionize to produce ions and free radicals that are harmful to the cells. These free ions and radicals damage the DNA, proteins and lipids of harmful cells resulting in their death.  Since there are many nervous tissues for which conventional surgical treatment i

Breast Augmentation - Important Things to know about Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation Surgery Although breast augmentation surgery is one of the commonest cosmetic surgery procedures in today’s times, very few women know about the kind & variety of options available to them in terms of implant types, sizes & incisions for the procedure. According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for 3 years in a row & more than 318,000 breast augmentation procedures were done in USA alone, in2011. Even though these numbers give us an idea about the awareness regarding the procedure, the fact is that most women are quite ignorant about the finer details that are very important for the success of your surgery. Breast Implant Types & Sizes: While it is universally known that Breast implants are of two types, silicone gel implants & saline implants, there are several other very important factors & details that any female considering breast augment

Knee Joint Replacement Surgery - Types and options

Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Knee Replacement is the most common among joint replacement surgeries.   The knee replacement is indicated in conditions in which the knee joint has reached a point when painful symptoms can no longer be controlled with non-operative treatments and there is a significant loss of function and limitations in performing even day to day activities. Although knee joint looks like a simple joint, yet is structurally complex. It is more likely to be injured than is any other joint in the body.   The common indications for knee replacement surgery are – Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis and the conditions where there is signification joint pain, deformity and loss of function. There are various types of joint replacement surgeries .  Depending upon the indications, patient’s age and medical condition of the joint, the following knee replacement surgeries can be performed: ·           Total Knee joint Replacement (TKR)  – TKR is the choi