​​​​​​​​​​​​After Your Operation

What will happen right after my operation?

After your procedure, the neurosurgeon or radiation oncologist will remove your head frame. You will then be taken back to the Gamma Knife Clinic​ waiting room.

How will I feel after my operation?

The pin sites on your forehead will be covered with small bandages. Do not get the pin areas wet for the next 24 hours. You may have some bleeding or discharge of fluid in the areas where the pins were placed. You may get a headache or minor swelling where the frame was attached.

You may have nausea and be sick to your stomach. The nurse will tell you to take deep breaths as this will help to decrease your nausea and fully expand your lungs.

How long will I stay in the hospital?

We will monitor you for 1 hour after we remove your head frame. Then you may go home.​

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