Its name can be a little misleading. CyberKnife is NOT a form of traditional surgery. It is a form of radiosurgery that uses high-powered X-rays, computers, robotics and image-guidance technology to pinpoint small tumors.
It is the only system of its kind that can accurately deliver radiation to moving tumor targets. CyberKnife's robotic arm can approach tumors from virtually any angle — up to 1,400 positions in all — for unequalled flexibility and precision.
Benefits of CyberKnife®
- No anesthesia required
- Outpatient procedure
- Exceptional accuracy spares healthy tissue and organs
- No recovery time
- Immediate return to normal activity
- No invasive head or body frame
CyberKnife® Treats Tumors including:
Who Can Get CyberKnife® Treatments?
It is up to your medical team to determine whether CyberKnife treatment is right for you. Your doctors will consider the tumor type, location and size of the tumor and extent of disease.
The CyberKnife System is versatile and can treat cancers from early stages to advanced disease and, in some cases, the treatment can be partnered with surgery, chemotherapy and conventional radiation therapy.