What is CyberKnife?
Noninvasive, Nonsurgical, Painless Tumor Treatment
With more than two decades of clinically proven results, the CyberKnife is the world's first and only precision radiation system that can effectively and painlessly reduce tumors anywhere in the body.
Tyler Neurosurgical Associates is proud to offer this groundbreaking treatment option for patients with brain and spine tumors that are inoperable or surgically complex. Patients may also choose the CyberKnife as a noninvasive alternative to surgery. The process Involves no pain or cutting and can be completed in as little as 1-5 sessions within 1-2 weeks.
The many benefits of the system include:
- Reduced incidence of common cognitive side effects
- Proven cancer control
- No head frame is required
- Most patients can continue normal activity throughout treatment
- Typically does not require interruption of chemotherapy cycles or immunotherapy
How it works
The robotic CyberKnife system delivers stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatments with unrivaled, sub-millimeter accuracy. This is ideal for treating tumors in the brain and other areas of the nervous system that require the most accurate approach available.
The CyberKnife allows our neurosurgeons to deliver high doses of radiation to a tumor with minimal impact to sensitive nervous tissue. Using advanced imaging and real-time motion sychronization, the CyberKnife system automatically corrects for even the slightest movement in the patient.
Meanwhile, the CyberKnife delivers multiple beams of radiation from various angles to effectively and painlessly shrink the size of the tumor regardless of tumor complexity and location.
No overnight hospital stays. No long-term recoveries. No pain. The CyberKnife allows you to reclaim your life and get back to what matters--even while you are undergoing treatment. Get in touch our experienced team of neurosurgeons today to see how the CyberKnife can help you.