Why Choose CyberKnife?

The CyberKnife is the world’s first and only commercial application of robotic stereotactic radiosurgery for tumors and lesions throughout the body. It offers important cancer-treatment options, especially for patients with inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or those who seek an alternative to conventional surgery or radiation therapy. Because treatment with CyberKnife does not require incisions or anesthesia, there is also much less risk for complications than conventional surgery.

CyberKnife offers several benefits for patients, particularly in regards to quality of life issues that may be dramatically impacted by conventional surgery.

Key advantages of CyberKnife:

  • Treats patients in as few as one to five visits
  • Pain free and requires no anesthesia
  • Minimal side effects
  • Outpatient procedure with little or no recovery time
  • Allows for an immediate return to normal activities
  • Constantly corrects for tumor and patient movement throughout procedures, allowing patients to lie comfortably during treatment
  • Reaches most tumors from virtually unlimited directions with robotic mobility
  • Minimizes radiation exposure to healthy tissue surrounding a tumor site
  • Lesions previously treated with maximum allowed radiation doses may be treated
  • No overnight hospital stay required