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Benefits of CyberKnife

No pain—Because the procedure is a nonsurgical approach, there is no anesthesia, incision, or blood loss.

Less damage to healthy tissue—Tumors receive radiation from many angles, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

No head or body frame—Unlike other stereotactic radiosurgical techniques, the CyberKnife system uses the body’s bony structures or implanted markers to find its target.  No metal head frame or skull pins are required.

No overnight hospitalization—An outpatient treatment, CyberKnife usually allows you to return home the same day.

No breath holding—CyberKnife with Synchrony remains locked on its target regardless of tumor movement, so even patients undergoing treatment for lung cancer can relax and breathe normally during the procedure.

No complications—CyberKnife usually allows for fewer complications than open surgery and higher quality of life after treatment.

Faster and more accurate—Approaching its target from as many as 1,400 angles, CyberKnife can deliver high doses of radiation to tumors while avoiding surrounding, healthy tissue.

Treats Inoperable Tumors—As a result of these benefits, CyberKnife is able to target tumors that were previously considered unreachable or inoperable.