Gamma Knife Treatment for people with Essential Tremor

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 17 at 11:19 AM

Many people suffering from an ailment called "essential tremor" have trouble doing things most of us take for granted, like writing legibly, or drinking without spilling. Now, they're finding relief through a treatment that's been used for years in neurosurgery and some types of brain tumors. It's called a gamma knife and Dr. Ronald Young from Swedish Medical Center in Seattle has pioneered using it to successfully treat essential tremor.

Dr. Ronald Young and patient Dave Willard joined New Day to talk more about the treatment.

For more information about Gamma Knife and the Radiosurgery Center at Swedish, please click here.

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