About Gamma Knife Dominicano

Gamma Knife Dominicano is one of seven specialized Gamma Knife medical centers in the Caribbean and the only one specialized in the Dominican Republic. The center is first in its class in offering Radiosurgery using Gamma Knife technology. More specifically, the center uses the Leksell Gamma Knife, Model 4C.
GKD treats brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations, meningioma, trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuroma, cerebral metastases and many other diseases that affect the brain and head.
Gamma Knife Dominicano uses cutting-edge technology guided by a highly specialized medical staff of neurosurgeons and medical-physicists that are trained in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery from the University of Pittsburg.
We are located at CEDIMAT, one of the most complete medical health centers in the Dominican Republic, Central America and the Caribbean.
Our partnership with CEDIMAT provides us access to sophisticated imaging technology which enables us to do magnetic resonance, arteriography and cerebral topography required to plan a Gamma Knife surgery. CEDIMAT is the only medical center in the country that has magnetic field capabilities of 3 and 1.5 tesla. Likewise, CEDIMAT has two CT machines with capabilities of 64 simultaneous slices making it the fastest CT installed in the Dominican Republic. The medical center also has CT angiography capabilities useful for cranium computed tomography.
 

Our Team

International Advisors

Christer Lindquist, MD, PhD


MD, PhD, is trained in Neurosurgery at the University of Texas and at the Karolinska Institute. Professor Lars Leksell, was his mentor. He was the Head of the Karolinska Gamma Knife Center. Dr. Lindquist currently lives in London, UK.

Dr. David A. Larson, MD, PhD


MD, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on brain and body radiosurgery. He is a professor of radiation oncology at University of California at San Francisco. (UCSF). He currently lives in San Francisco, California. .

Dr. Jim Robinson


Neurosurgeon specializing in brain and tumor surgery based on skull. He participates actively in missions in Central America through the HOI program in Honduras. Likewise, it has projects in El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. He is a student at Goizueta School of Business and is also an MBA candidate at Emory University.

Dr. Richard L. Weiner, MD, FACS


Physician, FACS, is a member of Dallas Neurosurgical & Spine Associates and works at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.