Welcome to The Brain Centre

The Brain Centre (TBC) offers diagnosis and management of a full range of neurological and neurosurgical conditions. It is the only centre in HK which provides Gamma Knife radiosurgery treatment for brain tumours and vascular malformations.

What is Gamma Knife Icon?

The Gamma Knife Icon is the most advanced Gamma Knife to date. The Hong Kong Gamma Knife Icon is the first unit installed in China and Southeast Asia and the only one available in Hong Kong. Gamma Knife is not a knife, but uses a single, high dose of gamma radiation delivered via 192 individual beams which intersect at a single spot with the accuracy of less than one-tenth of a millimeter (about the thickness of a sheet of paper). This highly controlled energy is used to kill tumour cells, obliterate vascular malformation, and modulate neural pathways, without injuring adjacent critical structures.

Treatable Condition

Gamma Knife is clinically proven to non-invasively treat indications in the brain ranging from very small target sizes of a few millimeters to several centimeters. Contact your health professional to find out if Gamma Knife is the right choice for you.


  • Brain Metastases
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Vestibular Schwannoma
  • Meningioma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Pituitary Adenoma

Vascular READ MORE

  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Cavernous haemangiomas

Pain, Movement Disorders, Others READ MORE

  • Essential Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Seizures due to hypothalamic hamartoma
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Cancer pain
  • thalamic pain


Brain Health

Your brain is the most remarkable and miraculous organ ever created. In this three pound organ contains our thoughts, emotions, imagination and the control centre for just about every one of our bodily functions. In spite of its prominent position in our bodily heirachy, it is seldom an organ which commands much attention – until something happens! Stroke is the 3rd commonest cause of disability and death ; and Alzheimer’s Disease, dementias and emotional disorders are becoming a worldwide epidemic.



To suffer from a brain tumour and face a life threatening operation must be one of life’s most challenging situations.

  • Could it be a wrong diagnosis?
  • Are there other treatment options?
  • What about the treating neurosurgeon’s experience?
  • Are questions on risks, recovery time, prognosis, costs and follow up adequately explained?

To seek a second opinion or alternative expert consultation is natural. It should be accepted and encouraged by the medical profession.

The neurosurgeons at HKNSA offer second opinion either by direct consultation, or via online service. Please contact the Centre for procedural details.

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