Preparing for Your Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Shampoo your hair the evening before your appointment. Do not use hair products, such as hairspray or styling gel, after shampooing. Also, do not use hair products the morning of your procedure.

Do not wear any makeup on the day of your procedure, as it would interfere with frame placement.

Take your medications as usual before your procedure unless otherwise instructed. Bring any medications you take with you to the hospital.

On the day of your procedure, wear comfortable clothing, including a shirt that buttons up the front. Because metal is not allowed near the scanning equipment, you should not wear anything with metal parts, such as metal buttons or zippers. Sweat pants or pajama pants with a drawstring are good choices as long as they contain no metal parts.

You may wear dentures, partial plates, hearing aids, contact lenses or glasses to the hospital, but you will be asked to remove them prior to frame placement.

You are welcome to bring books or magazines to help pass the time during treatment planning. Please plan on having a friend or family member stay with you and they must be available to drive you home upon completion of the treatment.

If you have any concerns or questions after returning home, please call <ahref="304-598-4707"304-598-4707.