Most importantly, the CyberKnife is not a knife at all. It is an innovative radiation technology called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). It’s used to destroy tumors and lesions throughout the body with pinpoint accuracy, leaving surrounding healthy tissue unaffected. There is no cutting, incision, blood, anesthesia, pain, and little or no recovery time.
For prostate cancer, it’s fast becoming the treatment of choice and is covered by the vast majority of insurance companies, plus Medicare and Medicaid.
At the CyberKnife Center of Miami, we have successfully treated hundreds of prostate cancer patients with excellent results. CyberKnife SBRT only requires 5 treatments as compared to 42 treatments of standard radiation therapy. Study results involving hundreds of patients validates its effectiveness for prostate cancer and found that 97 percent of patients followed for 6 years remained cancer-free throughout that time.
The CyberKnife treatment was also shown to be minimally harmful, producing low levels of toxicity.
Preservation of sexual function was achieved for 75 percent of patients who were sexually potent prior to CyberKnife treatment. The positive quality of life outcomes, low side effects, and short duration of CyberKnife treatment are especially encouraging for men weighing their treatment options.
At CyberKnife Miami, we are compassionate and care about you and your family. We walk you through your journey, side-by-side, every step of the way and we are always available to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Our goal is to help our patients live longer, healthier lives and maintain quality of life while undergoing treatment and beyond.