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Thornbury Gamma Knife Centre
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The Thornbury Gamma Knife Centre at the BMI Thornbury Hospital, providing high quality Radiosurgery services for treating brain tumor/ tumour as leading UK private health care group.
The Thornbury Gamma Knife Centre at the BMI Thornbury Hospital, providing high quality Radiosurgery services for treating brain tumor/ tumour as leading UK private health care group.

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How to Find Us

Thornbury Hospital is situated approximately 2 miles south west of Sheffield city centre. It has easy access to the M1 and all other major roads, and is also served well by public transport.

By road

From the M1, take junction 33 and head towards Sheffield city centre using the Sheffield Parkway.
At the end of the Parkway take the last exit at the roundabout A61(N), also signposted for Glossop and Manchester A57.
Continue following the A57 signs for Glossop, over two smaller and one larger roundabout.
The Sheffield University building will be passed on the right after the large roundabout.
Continue following the signs for Glossop until a shopping area is reached (Broomhill). At this point the road forks, take the left hand lane (NOT the right hand lane to Glossop).
This leads into Fulwood Road, and Thornbury Hospital is approximately half a mile on the right hand side of the road.
 
By rail

The nearest station is Sheffield. Information on train times can be found here. Either a taxi or a Number 40/120 bus maybe taken directly to the hospital from the station.

A regular bus service operated by First South Yorkshire is run from both the city centre and the railway station direct to the hospital (Service Number 40/120).

http://www.thornburygammaknife.co.uk/patient-information/how-to-find-us/
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Upcoming Events...

The XV WFNS World Congress of Neurological Surgery
Dates: September 8-13, 2013
Venue: Seoul, Korea

http://www.wfns2013.org/

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
Dates: September 22 – 25, 2013
Venue: Atlanta, Georgia

https://www.astro.org/Meetings-and-Events/2013-Annual-Meeting/Index.aspx

Joint ECCO 17, 38TH ESMO and 32ND ESTRO multidisciplinary congress 
Date:27 September-01 October, 2013
Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

http://www.ecco-org.eu/Amsterdam2013.aspx
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Recent Publications and Resources

Today, Gamma Knife surgery is performed in hundreds of leading hospitals and clinics around the world. Around 50,000 patients undergo Gamma Knife surgery every year, and this unique procedure has an impressive scientific track record with thousands of peer-reviewed articles. No other non-invasive treatment method in this field has greater clinical acceptance.
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Cur consultants

Andras A Kemeny FRCS MD
Mr Kemeny has been the Director of the National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery since 2000. He was elected as President of the European Gamma Knife Society in 2001.

Matthias RADATZ FRCS MD
Mr Radatz was educated at the Free University, Berlin continuing his training to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons specialising in Neurosurgery.

JG Rowe MA DM FRCS(SN)
After qualifying from Oxford University in 1988, Mr Rowe continued to practice in Oxford and East Anglia becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgery of England in 1992.

David MC Forster
Mr Forster was educated at Marlborough, Cambridge and St Thomas Hospital, London continuing his training to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons specializing in Neurosurgery.
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Gamma Knife Surgery

Over 70 years ago, Professor Lars Leksell discovered that by minimising surgical intervention in the skull, the mortality rate could be reduced along with the trauma to the patient. This concept led to the birth of minimally and non-invasive neurosurgery and stereotactic radiosurgery which involves delivering a single, high dose of radiation to a small and critically located target in the brain.
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Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ system earns top ranking

With a score of 93.1 out of 100, Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ system earned the top ranking, receiving high marks for uptime, treatment times and planning speeds, according to KLAS research firm’s recently released customer survey, Radiation Therapy 2013: Striving for Accuracy and Upgradeability*.  The 2013 KLAS report states that “[Elekta] field service engineers are very available and perform effective preventive maintenance, as is evidenced by [the Perfexion system’s] extremely high uptime rates.” The report quotes a chief physicist respondent as saying “Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion never has downtime. That is partly because of the almost obsessive preventive maintenance done by Elekta. The Perfexion team is really here for us.”
 The report also cites the rapid treatment times for patients and planning speed: “Perfexion users are very vocal about the precise treatment that works incredibly well for treating brain tumors. Because of the accuracy, the healthy tissue is not affected.”
*Radiation Therapy 2013: Striving for Accuracy and Upgradeability,© July, 2013, KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.www.KLASresearch.com
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