CyberKnife is an entirely new approach to radiosurgery. It is the first and only robotic surgery device that uses a linear accelerator mounted on a computer-controlled robotic arm to treat tumors in the head, neck, spine and areas throughout the body that are often unreachable by conventional surgery or other stereotactic methods.
One of the most gratifying things in regards to CyberKnife treatment is that it has given physicians the opportunity to help patients who they didn't have anything to offer before. Now we can offer hope, we can change lives, at the CyberKnife Treatment Center at Baptist Health Lexington.
CyberKnife Radiosurgery is a painless, non-invasive radiation treatment that can be used as an alternative, to open surgery in certain cases. The CyberKnife uses image-guided robotics to non-invasively destroy tumors and other lesions with multiple beams of high-energy radiation. The cumulative effect of all the beams at the target results in the lesion receiving a very high dose of radiation while nearby normal tissue is preserved.
Cyberknife radiosurgery uses sub-millimeter clinical accuracy that is so precise it can match the shape of small complex tumors located in critical structures. This ability allows the CyberKnife to treat lesions that may be considered inoperable or untreatable with other radiosurgery systems.
What is the CyberKnife Treatment Center?
The CyberKnife Treatment Center is a multi-specialty center located at Baptist Health Lexington. We focus on bringing the highest technological advances for the treatment of tumors, both cancerous and benign, and various diseases using CyberKnife Radiosurgery technology.
Once your physician has referred you for CyberKnife treatments, a team of dedicated professionals will discuss with you the course of action that will be taken.
The Center houses the CyberKnife equipment and additional resources to help you continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle, even after your treatments have been completed.