The Follow-up

Your follow-up care will be coordinated with the doctor who referred you and the doctors involved in your treatment. If you are discharged the day your procedure was performed, you should have a family member drive you home and stay with you for that night.

You may resume your normal diet and activities as tolerated. Medications prescribed by your doctor before the Gamma Knife treatment should be resumed, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

You may gently shampoo your hair the day after treatment; however, avoid scrubbing the pin sites until they have healed for a week or so. Occasionally, patients note some persistent numbness or tingling of the scalp. The feeling is temporary and is usually gone within a few weeks.

Please call your physician or your Gamma Knife nurse if you have any questions about your treatment.

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