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For more information on CyberKnife at NCH, call 847.618.6568

CyberKnife Advantages

Cyberknife AdvantagesOffering Painless Outpatient Treatment
Because the CyberKnife System is non-invasive, patients can expect a comfortable and relaxed experience. During the outpatient procedure, hundreds of beams of focused radiation target tumors throughout the body, including those in the head, spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. Some tumors, even multiple lesions, can be treated in a single, pain-free session.

More Reasons Patients Prefer CyberKnife

  • No blood or incision
  • No anesthesia
  • No recovery time
  • Minimal or no side effects
  • No risk of infection or surgical complications
  • Leaves healthy tissue relatively untouched
  • Immediate return to normal activity
  • No invasive head or body frame
  • No breath holding during treatment
  • No implanted markers*
  • Treatment completed in one or several sessions, depending on patient needs
  • Treatment planning scans scheduled at the patient’s convenience

*For most procedures

To find out if CyberKnife is a viable treatment option for you, talk to your physician. To request more information on the CyberKnife Radiosurgery System at Northwest Community Hospital, call 847.618.6568, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Last Updated 08/04/2009