Cranial Radiosurgery

Cranial Radiosurgery at UAB offers patients with certain disorders a safe, effective alternative to conventional neurosurgery. The program offers cranial radiosurgery on the Leksell Gamma Knife unit at UAB Highlands. The highly advanced technology allows UAB specialists to treat Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs), benign and malignant brain tumors, some vascular malformations, and other functional brain disorders without an incision and without damaging healthy tissue.

UAB is a pioneer in the field of cranial radiosurgery, performing its first treatment procedure in April 1992. Since then, the program has successfully treated thousands of cases and remains one of the most experienced radiosurgical centers in the United States. For 40 years, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has been recognized for its excellent care, innovative research, and expert specialists. The Cranial Radiosurgery Program is an integral part of the comprehensive care approach.

Please select any of the following links to learn more about the treatment procedure and technology involved with cranial radiosurgery.


Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C is a complete system for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery. Built-in robotic Automatic Positioning System™ receives coordinates directly from the treatment plan, providing improved workflow, performance and speed.