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About the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute

Fast, Precise, Minimally Invasive Treatments for Neurological Conditions. Washington Hospital's Gamma Knife Center is part of the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute, where world-class physicians, technologists, nurses and other professional staff use powerful, leading edge technologies to treat adults with a wide range of neurological diseases and disorders.

The Institute offers highly effective, less invasive treatment approaches that speed recovery and enable patients to experience improved function and a faster return to normal life. We provide personalized care of the highest quality in comfortable, modern treatment rooms for patients and families.

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Community hospital, World-class care

The Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute is located in Washington West, adjacent to Washington Hospital in Fremont, California. The 359-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit district hospital provides a full range of medical services to communities in the southeastern section of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Providing world-class care in a comfortable, community hospital setting, Washington Hospital is the centerpiece of Washington Hospital Healthcare System, which offers a growing array of high quality, cost effective services to residents in the Washington Township Health Care District. As part of the Washington Hospital Healthcare System, the Gamma Knife Program offers patients streamlined access to the hospital's full range of related programs and services.

At Washington Hospital, there is ample free parking and easy access to BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit system).

For referrals or questions regarding the Gamma Knife Program call (510) 745-6480 or (888) PERFEXION (737-3394)

Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™

The ultimate tool for stereotactic radiosurgery is now at Washington Hospital.

  • A revolutionary alternative to traditional surgery and conventional radiosurgery - highly effective in treating conditions of the brain and head areas
  • Performed by a world renowned team of physicians and other medical experts
  • Fast, precise and comfortable - PERFEXION™ delivers on the promise of minimally invasive treatment.

Our Medical Directors

Sandeep Kunwar, M.D., Neurosurgeon

Sandeep Kunwar, M.D., Neurosurgeon

Co-Medical Director, Gamma Knife Program

Board certified in neurosurgery and renowned for his work in minimally invasive neurosurgery, Dr. Kunwar played an instrumental role in the evolution of the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute where he now serves as medical director for three of the Institute's programs.

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David Larson, M.D., Ph.D, Radiation Oncologist

David Larson, M.D., Ph.D, Radiation Oncologist

Co-Medical Director, Gamma Knife Program

Board certified in therapeutic radiology and recognized nationally and internationally for his work in stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of brain tumors, Dr. Larson serves as co-medical director of the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute's Gamma Knife® Program.

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About Washington hospital

Washington Hospital, located in Fremont, California, was the first hospital in the United States to treat patients using the new Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion™, a revolutionary alternative to traditional open-brain surgery and/or daily radiation treatments, which are administered from four to six weeks. The Gamma Knife Perfexion instead uses focused doses of radiation without making a single incision to treat malignant and benign brain tumors in a matter of hours.

Washington Hospital's Gamma Knife® Program is led by one of the most accomplished teams of specialized physicians, physicists and nurses. Medical Directors neurosurgeon Sandeep Kunwar, MD, and radiation oncologist David Larson, MD, PhD, are both nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise, innovation and leadership in the field of Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Both board certified physicians, together they have more than 23 years of experience performing thousands of successful procedures.

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