Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has long been committed to leadership in neuro-oncology, neurosurgery and radiation oncology. This commitment is evident in the ongoing management of the region’s only Gamma Knife® Icon™ unit, which allows LVHN’s experienced neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists to treat a variety of benign and malignant conditions in a single outpatient procedure.
The Gamma Knife has been in place at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest since 2004, part of Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute. About 2,000 Gamma Knife procedures have been performed since the program started in 2004, and current volumes are around 150 cases annually. All physicians who use LVHN’s Gamma Knife have received special training and are certified in its use.