by | Apr 15, 2019 | Uncategorized

This is an exciting era in health care. Thanks to the development of new medical technologies, diseases once thought incurable are being healed, painful surgery is being replaced with noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures and access to quality care is becoming more widespread and affordable.

Advances in medical equipment technology, the development of new drugs and treatments, along with the digitalization of health records, cloud computing, and the growing use of telemedicine as an alternative to on-site care are all leading to enhanced patient care, saving countless lives and improving the quality of life for a growing number of patients.

An area of particular significance is the technology now available in the treatment of cancer. In the recent past, oncologists combined invasive surgery with chemotherapy and/or conventional radiation to treat the disease with a limited rate of success and debilitating side effects that were arguably as bad or worse than the disease itself.

Now, however, there is an effective, noninvasive treatment for cancerous and noncancerous tumors and lesions. It’s called the CyberKnife® System, a painless, clinically proven alternative to conventional radiation.

Despite its name, CyberKnife (aka The Beam of Life) doesn’t involve any cutting and is not a surgical procedure. Instead, it uses image-guided robotics to precisely and non-invasively target and destroy cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and other lesions with multiple beams of high-energy radiation. Unlike conventional radiation, CyberKnife does not affect the organs and tissues surrounding the tumor.

Another disadvantage of conventional radiation treatment for certain cancers is that it can result in a number of side effects, including nausea and constipation. However, with the painless CyberKnife procedure, there is no anesthesia used, general or local so little chance of side effects and no recovery time is required.  What’s more, your treatment can be completed in just one to five 30-to-90-minute sessions, usually within a week, as opposed to the dozens of grueling treatments lasting weeks or months with conventional radiation therapy.

What’s more, CyberKnife’s image-guided radiation technology has been in use and clinically proven for more than 30 years. It has been utilized in the treatment of hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide and many clinical studies published in medical journals have confirmed its safety and effectiveness. Approved by the FDA, the CyberKnife System has perfected an effective way to treat tumors and lesions throughout the body, including cancer of the prostate, lungs, brain, spine, head and neck, liver, pancreas and kidney, without pain, unnecessary side effects, or unintended damage to organs or tissue.

Next generation medical technologies like the CyberKnife System are paving the way for even more innovative medical solutions and providing cancer patients with renewed hope of remission, recovery and a whole new lease on life.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to learn more about this revolutionary and effective treatment. Call the CyberKnife Center of Miami today at (800) 204-0455 or (305) 279-2900 to arrange a consultation, or fill out our online form to request an appointment.