Advances in technology allow scientists and doctors to understand, diagnose, and treat cancer more effectively than ever before. South Florida Radiation Oncology utilizes the latest technological innovations to provide the absolute best care for patients. The CyberKnife is a leading-edge procedure that is changing the face of surgical oncology.
- Despite its name, CyberKnife is not a knife but rather a radiation tool. It never cuts into the body, and no anesthesia is required. Instead, CyberKnife locates tumors and lesions inside the patient using high-tech imaging technology and treats them using radiation. The procedure usually takes only 30-90 minutes, and patients will require 1-5 treatments.
- Patients who are unable to receive frame-based radiotherapy are often the best candidates for this procedure. This includes anyone whose cancer is deemed inoperable, those who have already received the maximum dose of radiation, people whose bodies cannot undergo invasive surgery due to age or other factors, and anyone who is looking for an alternative to open surgery. CyberKnife treatment is sometimes paired with traditional oncology treatment options for the most thorough and effective results.
- CyberKnife has numerous benefits over other procedures. It is entirely painless and requires no recovery or rehabilitation. It offers the benefits of radiotherapy without requiring a surgical cut, so there is no bleeding or scarring. As the technology evolves, radiation oncologists are able to use the CyberKnife for an increasing number of procedures. This means that tumors and lesions once considered inoperable are now often successfully eliminated using the CyberKnife treatment.
If you or your loved one is interested in exploring alternative radiosurgical options, talk to your Florida radiation oncologist about the CyberKnife treatment. Our cancer treatment center prides itself in being the best cancer center in the area, and our radiation oncologists are available to explain and discuss all possible treatment options with our patients. To schedule an appointment at our state-of-the-art cancer center, call (888) 823-9162. For more information, visit our oncology blog.