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Cutting Edge: How Nick Godkin’s Brain Tumor Was Treated Without an Incision

Nick Godkin is a retired electrician and lives happily on his ranch north of Houston with his wife. He has always kept busy with the garden, animals, and daily chores. When he noticed his vision was getting blurry, he decided to go to the doctor. Surprisingly, they discovered he had a brain tumor. Having trusted a St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital physician with his mother's care, he chose the same physician to care for him.

Using the minimally invasive stereotactic radiosurgery system, Gamma Knife®, Nick underwent a procedure to treat the brain tumor without incision! Within one day, Nick was treated for his brain tumor and went home within hours of the procedure. In fact, Nick was back to doing his daily chores just days after treatment. Nick says it didn't slow him down at all and is very grateful for the entire medical staff and team of experts at St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital.

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