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Cyberknife: Cutting edge non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery
... without the knife.

Treatment That Offers An Effective Non-Surgical Cancer Solution

About Accuray Cyberknife

Doctors recommend CyberKnife as the best option to other cancer treatments because it is non-invasive, exceptionally accurate, requires no hospitalization and leaves no after effects. Its pinpoint laser system is highly effective, and clinically proven for both cancerous and noncancerous tumors. Additionally, experts designed CyberKnife to create the most comfortable treatment for you.

Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment

Ironically, the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System does not utilize any kind of cutting device. Instead, it beams high doses of radiation directly to your tumor while you rest on our comfortable treatment couch. It is the only dedicated SRS – SBRT – SABR system. The flexible, robotic arm of CyberKnife can deliver this radiation anywhere in the body, including hard-to-find spots in the brain, head, neck, spine, lung, prostate, liver, pancreas, and other soft tissue. This minimizes the radiation exposure to healthy surrounding tissue and organs and limits some of the short and long-term side effects common with conventional treatments.

CyberKnife Offers Pinpoint Accuracy

The flexibility of the CyberKnife robotic arm allows it to approach the tumor from the best possible angles, following and targeting the tumor as it moves in tiny increments. It’s precision leaves little chance that healthy tissue or organs surrounding the tumor are affected. Conventional static or fixed external radiation systems can only treat a tumor by rotating a large machine around your body, treating the entire area the tumor is moving in to make sure it reaches the cancerous cells. This means with conventional systems radiation likely reaches cells around the tumor area as well, which increases negative side effects.

Unlike conventional methods of external radiation delivery, CyberKnife is made to move with your body and the tumor, tracking your movements and adjusting the beams of high-dose radiation directly to the cancer using sophisticated software and continuous x-rays. You do not have to be immobilized with stabilizing frames bolted to your head, body casts, or breathing-limitation devices that try to limit you or your tumor’s movement. Essentially, the precision of the CyberKnife follows your tumor and attacks and kills cancerous cells on target and without interruption.

Convenient Cancer Care

With CyberKnife, your cancer treatment will only include one short treatment per day, for one to five days in an outpatient setting, not the weeks or sometimes months of conventional radiation therapy. Since there is no surgery, there is no chance for surgical infections, minimal to no pain, no anesthesia, and no hospital stay. CyberKnife is often used as a non-invasive alternative to surgery, but it can also be used in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy and other treatments. For cancer patients with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumors, those who may not be physically able to withstand surgery, or those looking for a non-surgical treatment option, CyberKnife provides a new hope for fighting cancer. After each treatment, most patients quickly resume their normal daily lives. The experience and knowledge of the Orange County CyberKnife physicians and CyberKnife’s integrated, closed-loop system that constantly adjusts to your optimum treatment make the treatment extremely safe.

Benefits Of Orange County CyberKnife Cancer Treatment

  • Convenient – One short and convenient session per day for up to 5 days.
  • Painless – No invasive head or body frames.
  • Precision and Correction – The CyberKnife follows, detects, and corrects for any patient or tumor movement without interruption and with unmatched precision.
  • Treatments tailored to your specific tumor shape to ensure best possible outcome.
  • Outcomes & quality of life unmatched by other radiosurgery systems.
  • Less damage to surrounding healthy cells.
  • Non-surgical – no cutting of any kind and no surgery.
  • No anesthesia needed.
  • Reaches inoperable or surgically-challenging tumors.
  • More comfortable and relaxing than conventional treatments.
  • Minimal to no side-effects.
  • No recovery time.
  • Safe for patients.
  • Approved by Medicare and most insurance companies for treatment throughout the body.

How Does The CyberKnife Procedure Work?

  1. Once diagnosed with cancer, contact the specialists at Orange County CyberKnife directly.
  2. Consultation with your Orange County CyberKnife cancer specialists will determine the best approach for your specific situation.
  3. Your team of medical professionals will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
  4. If needed, your team may place a tiny gold marker near your tumor(s) to help identify exact location(s) during treatment. This is done only for tumors in the liver, pancreas, kidney and prostate.
  5. Imaging is performed to simulate the size, location and density of your tumor and used for the customized treatment plan.
  6. Using the images, data is digitally transferred to the CyberKnife System where your Orange County CyberKnife physician and physics and dosimetry team creates a plan to match the radiation dose to the tumor and limit exposure to surrounding healthy tissue and organs.
  7. During treatments at Orange County CyberKnife Center, the computer-controlled robot, assisted by the highly trained radiation therapy technician, will carefully move around you, beaming high doses of radiation directly to your tumors. The system will take continuous X-rays to track and follow any movement of the tumors, and correct for the slightest movement before each radiation beam is delivered.
  8. Most CyberKnife patients experience no side-effects after any of their one to five treatments.

Pinpoint Accuracy

Pin point accuracy and precision to deliver radiation to the tumor while sparing adjacent normal tissue.

Rapid Delivery

Using realtime imaging, Cyberknife radiation is delivered with precise accuracy as organs are moving during respiration.  This allows for escalation of dose of radiation while reducing damage to adjacent organs.

Precision Delivery

View inside the Orange Coast Cyberknife Treatment Room.

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