Lung Cancer Surgery vs CyberKnife

by | Nov 22, 2023 | Best Cancer Doctors Miami, CyberKnife to Treat Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer

The CyberKnife System is recognized as the most effective SBRT/SABR treatment technology in use today. In contrast to surgery, CyberKnife delivers robotic treatments that are painless, non-invasive and done on an outpatient basis in five days.
Using advanced motion tracking technology, the CyberKnife System tracks tumors while patients breathe normally, enabling extremely precise delivery of radiation and limiting damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
Each CyberKnife treatment takes about 30 minutes to deliver. Patients typically require little to no recovery time.
Managing respiratory motion presents one of the most significant challenges in the delivery of radiation treatment, particularly for cancers of the lung, liver, pancreas and kidney.
Tumors in the chest and abdomen can move as much as two inches with every breath.
The CyberKnife System, using its Synchrony Respiratory Tracking System, intelligently tracks respiratory motion in real-time and automatically adapts to changes in the patient’s breathing pattern. Since the radiation beam adjusts with the motion of the tumor throughout the respiratory cycle, there is no need for special breath-holding techniques or compression devices.
The patient can remain comfortable and breathe normally.
CyberKnife treatments are noninvasive and pain free, requiring no anesthesia or overnight hospital stays.
With the precision delivery of high doses of radiation, the CyberKnife System eliminates the need for invasive head or body frames, and in many cases, the insertion of fiducials.
Additionally, by sparring surrounding healthy tissue and organs, the CyberKnife System minimizes side effects, enabling patients to resume normal activities after treatment.
The CyberKnife System is an alternative for patients, including those diagnosed with previously inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or for those who are looking for an alternative to surgery, convention radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
CyberKnife treatments can be done in conjunction with other types of cancer treatment as well, and be used for patients who have been treated with radiation in the past.
The treatment process with CyberKnife has proven to be extremely effective in treating lung cancer, particularly in its early stages.
At CyberKnife Miami patients can rely on quality results and treatment. Our cancer center combines cutting-edge technology with a team of highly experienced physicians, who are nationally recognized in the field of radiation oncology, to provide our patients with advanced cancer treatments designed specifically for their unique cases.
Call the CyberKnife Center Of Miami to find out if you are a candidate for this life saving treatment option 305-279-2900.