When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a tumor, the thought of extensive and painful surgery can be overwhelming and frightening. Even after a surgical procedure, many cancer patients are left facing weeks of radiation, which can negatively impact their quality of life.
At Central Florida Regional Hospital, the CyberKnife Center offers advanced radiation therapy for treating cancer and other tumors anywhere in the body without surgery. The procedure requires no anesthesia, no incisions and no recovery time.
“CyberKnife radiotherapy can offer treatment to a patient whose tumor has failed conventional treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy,” Maureen Holasek, M.D. said. “Because of the ablative doses we can give in a short amount of time, this adds to the patient convenience. There’s no surgery, no cutting, no invasive procedure whatsoever. And it can all be done on an outpatient basis.”
Patients are treated in five or less outpatient visits, and for many that means not even having to miss a day of work.
Central Florida Regional Hospital offers the only program of its kind in Central Florida with technology that uses advanced robotics and computer guidance to deliver precise radiation beams to treat tumors, even those previously thought untreatable.
Some of the benefits of Stereotactic radiosurgery with the CyberKnife technology include:
- No incisions
- Bloodless procedure
- Continual tumor tracking
- High doses in a short amount of time gives better cell kill effect
- Does not carry the risks and complications associated with conventional surgery
- FDA approved to treat tumors and lesions throughout the body
- No anesthesia
- No recovery time— performed as an outpatient procedure
- Immediate return to normal activity
For more information, you can speak with a CyberKnife Center staff member during office hours at
407-833-7510 or toll free at (888) 777-3181.
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