Gamma-Knife Surgery

Gamma Knife surgery is a technique of precision radiation treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the brain. This technique allows for the treatment of tumors within the brain while avoiding the risks of open surgery. Dr. Ghosh has training and certification in Gamma Knife surgery. He is familiar with the limitations of this type of technique and is able to present this option to his patients when it’s in their best interests.

After beginning private practice in San Diego in 2002, Dr. Ghosh was approached by the faculty of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Dr. Gosh was asked to work with another neurosurgeon, Dr. Frank Coufal, to initiate a subspecialty neurotrauma program. Working closely with Dr. Coufal, Dr. Ghosh initiated state-of-the-art protocols in the management of head injury and acted as the assistant director of neurotrauma from 2004 to present. The neurotrauma program that was created has gained special commendation from the American College of Surgeons during their review of Scripps Memorial Hospital’s overall trauma review. Dr. Ghosh provides neurosurgical consultation to the University of San Diego’s athletic department for student-athletes who have suffered head injuries and concussions.

Furthermore, Dr. Ghosh provides neurosurgical consultation services for patients who have suffered a head injury in industrial and automobile accidents. Dr. Ghosh is certified and trained in the state-of-the-art management of head injury including surgical techniques of craniotomy, decompressive craniectomy, and the use of a ventriculostomy. In addition, Dr. Ghosh employs state-of-the-art techniques for intracranial pressure monitoring including Camino ICP monitoring and Licox cerebral oxygen monitoring.

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