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Gamma-Knife Neuro-Radiosurgery Center 

 Available in: Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Hospital San Javier is the first medical institution in Mexico and Latin-America to offer a technology formally known as Stereotactic Radiosurgery using Gamma-Knife.

The purpose of this technology is to treat brain lesions with no need to open the skull. Experience of more than 20 years and more than 1000 patients treated support the commitment of our institution to provide state-of-the-art medical technologies to ensure patient safety..

Nowadays, the San Javier Neuro-Radiosurgery Center using Gamma Knife has acquired last generation robot-operated equipment: the Gamma-Knife Perfexion to offer the highest accuracy to treat brain lesions with no surgical wound. This process is carried out by a multi-disciplinary team composed of neurosurgeons, radio-oncologists, medical physicists, neuro-radiologists, technicians and nurses with a special training.

By using this technology, the risk of surgical complications, such as hemorrhage or infection is practically inexistent and the procedure is performed under local anesthesia (except for a pediatric patient). Hospital stay of a patient will not exceed two days and one night and resuming life prior to treatment is immediate.


  • No-scalpel brain surgery.
  • Diagnosis and treatment performed by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists.
  • Treating intracranial tumors and vascular malformations, even when they are located in a specific delicate area. Some facial neuralgia and other functional disorders.
  • Personalized assistance to patients and their family members to provide them with information and guidance through a professional service and human warmth.
  • Doing a follow-up and accompanying the patient after his/her treatment.



  • Access to an innovative and safe alternative to no-scalpel brain treatments.
  • Little or no possible complications.
  • Absence of pain during the procedure.
  • A single treatment session.
  • Discharged within a term of 36 hours.
  • Recovery with a short convalescence period.
  • Resuming usual activities immediately.
  • Alliance with domestic and foreign insurance companies.


One-day-treatment using Gamma Knife Perfexion:

The procedure usually lasts 2 to 4 hours and comprises 4 basic steps:

  1. Placing the framework: a stereotactic framework is placed and adjusted around the patient’s head to perform the procedure accurately and safely.
  2. Obtaining images: Magnetic Resonance, Computed Axial Tomography, and other, if necessary. This is with the purpose of using 3D technology to define and locate the lesion with millimeter precision.
  3. Planning the treatment: to be performed by our multi-disciplinary team.
  4. Treatment: the patient is laid flat on the table of the Gamma Knife Perfexion and receives a focused radiation dose to destroy the diseased cells or to prevent them from growing, thus protecting the healthy part of brain.


Hospital San Javier has again shown its commitment to the community to stay at the forefront of technologies and to offer the best and most innovating solutions for the total health and benefit of its patients by taking their quality of life as a priority.



Dr. Abel Cuevas Solórzano


01 (33) 36 41 29 69
01 800 36 98 100
01 (33) 36 69 02 22
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