For a long time, many cancers were considered untreatable by traditional surgery. But that has changed thanks to CyberKnife, an effective, non-invasive option for removing tumors. With locations in New Jersey and New York, IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedics has partnered with Overlook Hospital to provide this and other cranial treatments for patients in the tri-state area.
What Is CyberKnife?
At IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedics, our team of neurosurgeons uses CyberKnife radiosurgery to treat tumors and legions. This innovative technology utilizes a focused beam of high-dose radiation. With a combination of robotics and imaging equipment, our surgeons can aim this beam with pinpoint precision – even beyond the reach of other radiosurgery systems. This introduces a range of benefits for patients, including:
- Non-invasive: Because CyberKnife doesn’t require an incision, the procedure involves no stitches and no risks of bleeding or infection.
- Accurate: The highly precise radiation beam can target tumors and lesions while avoiding healthy tissue, leading to better results and a faster recovery.
- Painless: The procedure is pain-free, eliminating the need for anesthesia. This shortens the hospital stay and reduces the risk of a reaction.
- Efficient: Without healing incisions, damage to nearby tissue, or anesthesia, CyberKnife patients face almost no recovery time and can return to daily activities immediately.
IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedics offers CyberKnife radiosurgery at our partner location, Overlook Hospital, the only facility in North Jersey with this equipment available.
Cranial Conditions We Treat
CyberKnife’s precision makes it ideal for cranial procedures, which is why we utilize it to treat a range of disorders. We may even be able to treat conditions that were previously deemed ineligible for traditional surgery. Ask us about CyberKnife if you have experienced any of the following:
CyberKnife is best known for its ability to treat tumors, including aggressive cancers like glioblastomas, as well as the benign acoustic neuromas and pituitary adenomas. It can also treat tumors in the spine, lung, liver, pancreas, and prostate.
CCMs are enlarged clusters of blood vessels in the brain. Traditional surgery risks bursting the CCM and causing bleeding or hemorrhage. In contrast, CyberKnife can successfully eliminate the malformation without further risk to the patient.
When arteries and veins become tangled, they can fuse into an AVM that reduces blood supply to the brain. Our surgeons use CyberKnife radiosurgery to cut off the AVM, avoiding future hemorrhages and redirecting blood through healthy vessels.
The trigeminal nerve conveys information about touch. When abnormal blood vessels pressure the nerve, patients experience sudden, intense pain episodes in the face and jaw region. We use CyberKnife to eliminate the vessels and relieve pressure from the nerve, providing relief.
Visit IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedics in New Jersey or New York
IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedics combines cutting-edge CyberKnife radiosurgery technology with the unrivaled experience of our brain, spine, and orthopedic specialists to provide the most effective treatment plans possible. To learn more about our CyberKnife and cranial treatments for patients from the tri-state area, contact us in New Jersey or New York today.