Bringing hope to cancer patients, CyberKnife marks a new era in radiosurgery at Northwest Community Hospital.
A groundbreaking radiation therapy — the only dedicated, full-body radiosurgery (SRS) system in the world — the CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) System painlessly treats tumors anywhere in the body without surgery or hospitalization. Using a computer-controlled robotic arm to precisely target tumors, CyberKnife delivers high doses of radiation with extreme accuracy to destroy or shrink tumors, leaving healthy tissue untouched even if the tumor or patient moves slightly during the treatment session.
Thanks to CyberKnife’s fully automated, image-guided robotics, the radiation remains within a hair’s width of the target, allowing tumors that were once considered inoperable to be radiated with pinpoint accuracy. This exciting, innovative new approach to radiosurgery allows surgeons to treat any tumor without incisions, anesthesia or invasive stabilizing frames, providing minimal risk and optimal effectiveness, and offering a new level of hope for cancer patients.
CyberKnife allows patients to be treated in a unique radiosurgery suite where painless "surgery" is performed with no incisions, no blood, no anesthesia and no recovery time. Using fully automated, image-guided robotic arms to precisely pinpoint the cancer, CyberKnife delivers extremely high doses of radiation with such extreme accuracy that it can destroy or shrink both malignant and benign tumors without touching the healthy tissue.
CyberKnife is a simple, outpatient procedure that allows patients to undergo their cancer treatment and immediately resume normal activities.
To request more information on the CyberKnife Radiosurgery System at Northwest Community Hospital, call 847.618.6568, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.