CyberKnife: Non-Invasive Brain Tumor Treatment

What Is CyberKnife?

CyberKnife is a non-invasive brain tumor treatment procedure that uses targeted radiation to eradicate tumors in the brain. Our team works with radiation oncologists at Barrow Neurological Institute to treat a variety of brain disorders with this technology, including benign and malignant tumors. CyberKnife is the only dedicated stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) system capable of treating cancers throughout the entire body. Barrow Brain & Spine was the first center in the state of Arizona to offer CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment.

How Does CyberKnife Work?

CyberKnife technology uses hundreds of different beams of external radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors without affecting or damaging the surrounding healthy tissues. On their own, each of these beams is too weak to damage healthy tissue, but when the beams converge at a focal point, they are able to safely treat diseased tissue.

How Experienced Is The Team With CyberKnife Radiosurgery?

Each year, our doctors perform more than 300 stereotactic radiosurgery procedures, making Barrow Brain & Spine one of the 10 busiest treatment centers in the United States. Barrow Brain & Spine was the first center in the state of Arizona and the Southwest United States to offer CyberKnife treatment. Our neurosurgeons also offer non-invasive Gamma Knife and ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery treatment, making us the most comprehensive radiosurgery treatment center in the nation.

What Is The Estimated Recovery Time For CyberKnife Treatment?

CyberKnife radiosurgery is a non- invasive outpatient procedure that does not require general anesthesia. In most cases, only a single treatment is necessary and the patient goes home by lunchtime.

Contact Barrow Brain & Spine For Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor and would like to know more about whether CyberKnife is the right treatment method for you, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Barrow Brain & Spine has locations throughout Arizona including centers in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Ahwatukee, and Deer Valley. We look forward to helping you choose the right treatment method for your neurological condition.

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