Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Case Study

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1. INTRODUCTION The Philippine Gamma Knife Center is located inside the compound of Cardinal Santos Medical Center in Wilson St Greenhills, San Juan. It is housed inside Cardinal Santos Medical Center but the company is privately owned and has a lease agreement with Cardinal Santos Medical Center. The company was started 15 years ago by a core group of neurosurgeons who decided to bring to the Philippines the technology of the Leksell Gamma Knife machine model B which has been hailed as the gold standard in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) particularly for brain tumors, since it is the only SRS machine purely dedicated to treatment of brain tumors and lesions. The principle of Gamma knife radiosurgery implies concentrating radiation within a target in the brain while avoiding radiation of the surrounding healthy tissues. The surrounding brain tissue is exposed to only very little radiation and protected against undesired radiation effects. The corporation is composed of neurosurgeons as founding stockholders and a few non medical personnel. The machine then was acquired thru an international leasing finance company in dollar denominations. The management team is composed of the President , the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Financial Officer all of whom are doctors. I am currently the Center…show more content…
David’s Strategic Management Concepts and Cases, 14th edition was used as the primary guide. 2.3 Scope and Limitations The Philippine Gamma Knife Center is the only privately own SRS center that is operating independently of their institution. St Lukes stereotactic radiosurgery is under the cancer center of St Lukes Institution, Hongkong Canossa is under the Caritas Foundation and Singapore Parkway is under International Health Herbad. The gross revenues of the centers were computed based on their annual census and treatment

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