Top South Florida Cancer Center: Experienced CyberKnife Treatment

by | Mar 8, 2022 | Cancer Treatment, CyberKnife Center of Miami, CyberKnife Treatment

When it comes to cancer treatment, experience matters.  Plain and simple.

And if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and need radiation therapy, or think treatment with radiation could help you, call the experts at the CyberKnife Center of Miami. We are the leading radiation cancer treatment center in South Florida — with the most experience treating complex cases.

CyberKnife uses a noninvasive, state-of-the-art radiation treatment system for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and other medical problems, including nerve disorders.  

The technology, called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy or (SBRT), delivers radiation directly to the tumor, leaving healthy tissue around it unharmed.

“Because we are so precise in our treatment and we can minimize the dose to surrounding tissue, our side effects are minimal,” says Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of CyberKnife Miami.

CyberKnife can be used to treat cancers of the prostate, lungs, breast, kidneys, pancreas, head and neck, lymph nodes and brain as well as metastatic cancers and medical conditions like Trigeminal Neuralgia or anywhere in the body where radiation may be needed.  

Cancer Treatment Center in Miami

Cyberknife Miami opened its doors 20 years ago and was the first Cyberknife center to open in the Southeast United States.

We treat patients from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties as well as patients from across the country and the world. 

Plus, we teach other physicians, radiation therapists, physicists and cancer centers how to use CyberKnife. Because of our vast experience we can help them produce the best results possible for patients too.

CyberKnife Miami has helped thousands of patients, including those who were told they couldn’t have any more radiation, and patients who were told their tumors are inoperable, like lung cancer patients and pancreatic cancer patients.

The CyberKnife Miami Advantage: A Patient Story

“A lot of medical or cancer centers that have CyberKnife technology don’t have as much experience as we have using it. So, they get scared when they see a big tumor and think it is not worth treating or are worried about complications. Other doctors feel if it’s incurable why be aggressive or even try?” explains Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of CyberKnife Miami. “But we don’t think like that. Our attitude is, there’s no harm in trying and it’s very likely we can extend their lives while maintaining their quality of life,” adds Dr. Pomper. 

That’s CyberKnife Miami’s big advantage over other cancer centers. Combined, our team has decades of experience treating all kinds of cancer, so we know how to treat the toughest cases.

That’s why Louisiana residents Melissa Jo and Danny Rogers chose CyberKnife Miami for Danny’s lung cancer treatment.

“Hearing you have cancer is devastating, especially cancer that cannot be cured,” said Melissa Jo of her husband’s Pancoast lung tumor, which is a tumor at the top of the lungs.

On average the five-year survival rate for this type of cancer is 30 percent to 50 percent. The Rogers were told there was no hope. No hope that is — until they talked to the experts at CyberKnife Miami.

“This is what we do all day, every day. We know what can and cannot be treated. We looked at what we could do for Danny. His treatment was successful, and he could go a long time before he gets any complications. It’s defensive medicine,” Dr. Pomper says. 

“Danny is not a talker, but he’s a true believer and won’t go anywhere else but CyberKnife Miami. He has hope now. I see him happy and living life to the fullest. They’ve given us hope when we were in despair,” Melissa says.

South Florida Cancer Treatment Center

This video provided by the maker of CyberKnife shows how treatment works, and why precision matters.

CyberKnife treatment can be done in combination with chemotherapy, that’s what Danny did. It can also be done on its own, depending on each patient’s treatment needs.

Side effects from CyberKnife can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Coughing
  • Side effects are minimal and usually go away quickly

Decades of mounting research proves CyberKnife is a better, easier, safer, faster yet just as effective or better than conventional radiation treatment for cancer.

And if you want the best cancer doctors in Miami and treatment center in Miami with the most experience, that’s CyberKnife Miami.

If you would like to find out more about cancer treatment with CyberKnife, call at 305-279-2900 or go to our cancer website now for more information