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.

Dr. José Orlando Bidó Franco

Neurocirugía Funcional y Estereotáxica para dolor, movimientos anormales y epilepsia
El Dr. José Orlando Bidó Franco es médico por la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo –UASD- desde 1989. Realizó su entrenamiento en Neurocirugía en el Hospital de la Universidad Federal de Sao Paulo en Brasil donde además completó Post Grado en neurocirugía estereotáxica y funcional. Hizo su entrenamiento en Radiocirugía con Gamma Knife en la Universidad de Pittsburgh en 2011. Integrado desde entonces al staff del Centro Gamma Knife Dominicano en Cedimat. Desde el año 1998 ha desarrollado en Santo Domingo las áreas de cirugía estereotáxica de movimientos y posturas anormales, psicocirugía y cirugía de la epilepsia, cirugía del dolor y neurocirugía guiada por imágenes para resección de tumores en áreas elocuente. Es profesor de Neuroanatomía en la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. Pasado presidente de la Sociedad Dominicana de Neurología y Neurocirugía –SDNN-. Encargado del Sector de neurocirugía estereotáxica y funcional del Centro Cardio Neuro Oftalmológico y Transplantes –CECANOT-. También es neurocirujano en ejercicio en el Centro de Obstetricia y Ginecología y Centro Medico Moderno en Santo Domingo.

Centro Médico Moderno 

 Av. Charles Summer Esq. José López #5, Los Prados.

Centro Ginecología y Obstetricia

 Ave. Independencia Esq. José Joaquín Pérez, Gázcue.


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