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CyberKnife Radiosurgery

With more than a decade of experience providing CyberKnife technology to patients with various types of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, Overlook Medical Center brings the most extensive knowledge and practice to CyberKnife treatment. 

It couldn't be better, if I wrote the rules. Cancer hasn't slowed me down.

Deane D., CyberKnife patient
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This pain-free, non-surgical option is designed for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or who may be looking for an alternative to surgery. Our experienced team uses the newest CyberKnife M6 model to treat larger lesions with more accuracy, while reducing treatment times to just five visits or less, as compared to more than 40 treatments with conventional radiation therapy. This technology also allows us to target difficult-to-reach tumors that may have been impossible to treat in the past, giving new hope to patients in our community. 

CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery treatment

Benefits of CyberKnife Treatment

  • Provides access to difficult-to-reach tumors that would have been impossible to treat in the past
  • Reduces treatment time from more than 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 previously and eliminates the need for invasive or uncomfortable methods to minimize patient movement during the procedure.

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Cancers Treated by CyberKnife

CyberKnife radiosurgery can be used to treat a variety of malignant and benign cancers, such as:

  • Brain tumors, including:
    • Intracranial and extracranial tumors and lesions
    • Schwannomas
    • Acoustic neuromas
    • Meningiomas
    • Pituitary adenomas
    • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Liver or hepatic cancer
  • Spine cancer and spinal cord tumors
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Benign tumors
  • Malignant tumors (primary and metastases)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia 

At Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Medical Center, we also use CyberKnife treatment for neurological conditions, like acoustic neuromas, arteriovenous malformations and trigeminal neuralgia.


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CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery for Inoperable Brain Tumors

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.

We also offer nutritional counseling services and has nurse navigators, who provide education, support and guidance to cancer patients throughout all stages of their treatment at some of our locations.

 

CyberKnife utilizes sophisticated software and advanced imaging to track tumor and patient movement. This eliminates the need for patients to endure invasive and uncomfortable methods to minimize their movement as much as possible.

Dr. Joana Emmolo

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