CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery is a noninvasive method of treating tumors with high-dose, highly-accurate radiation, while minimizing damage to healthy tissue.
Those who may be candidates for this revolutionary technology can put their trust in Overlook Medical Center’s CyberKnife Center. We were the first hospital in the Northeastern United States to offer CyberKnife and have more than 11 years of experience treating patients with it.
Benefits of CyberKnife
- Provides access to difficult-to-reach tumors that would have been impossible to treat in the past
- Reduces treatment time from over 40 visits to just five or less
- Requires no incision, so there is no blood loss or pain and virtually no recovery time
- Performed on an outpatient basis
- Covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies
In addition, Overlook Medical Center uses the latest model of the technology, which allows our team to successfully treat even larger tumors than before and eliminates the need for uncomfortable methods to minimize patient movement during the procedure.
Neurological Conditions Treated by CyberKnife
CyberKnife radiosurgery can be used to treat a variety of diseases affecting the neurological system, such as:
- Brain tumors, including:
- Intracranial and extracranial tumors and lesions
- Pituitary adenomas
- Acoustic neuromas
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Spine cancer and spinal cord tumors
- Trigeminal neuralgia
At Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center, we also use CyberKnife to treat cancers of the prostate, pancreas, lungs and liver, as well as both malignant and benign tumors. Learn more >
Our CyberKnife Medical Team
Our multi-disciplinary team includes neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, a radiation oncologist, thoracic (thorax) surgeons, urologists and hepatic (liver) physicians. Together, they’ll carefully review each patient’s condition to determine if CyberKnife is an appropriate treatment option.