Cyber Knife Center of Miami

Message from the Executive Director

Doctor James G Schwade - CyberKnife Center of Miami - Prostate Cancer Treatment - Radiation Oncologists - Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment

James G. Schwade, MD

Executive Director

State-of-the-art CyberKnife technology is giving hope to patients around the world who want alternatives to conventional cancer surgery or radiation therapy.

For decades, undergoing prostate cancer treatment usually meant suffering through debilitating side effects and took weeks or months to complete. Now, thanks to the CyberKnife system, treatment can be completed within a matter of days and with few to mild side effects, if any.

The bottom line is that CyberKnife technology allows us to manage and treat cancer like a chronic disease, similar to treating diabetes, while maintaining your quality of life throughout the treatment process.

Our team of board-certified radiation oncologists, surgeons, medical physicists and radiation therapists provides a level of skill and precision that matches our years of experience. They are among some of the most experienced radiosurgery specialists in the United States, which is why they are often asked to train other centers around the world on how to use the CyberKnife in the most effective way with the most positive outcomes.

Having treated thousands of patients throughout Florida, the U.S. and abroad, CyberKnife Miami is an international destination for patients seeking CyberKnife treatment. Our center introduced the first CyberKnife program to the southeast United States. We are the most experienced and qualified team in the South Florida. Our extensive clinical and technical research experience help our physician to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for CyberKnife treatment.

What Makes the CyberKnife So Unique?

The unique design of the CyberKnife system allows it to deliver targeted radiation therapy to lesions throughout the body, without the use of a frame. The CyberKnife can perform staged radiosurgery in 1 to 5 treatments. This makes the CyberKnife system especially beneficial for treating larger tumors and lesions near sensitive structures because it better protects the surrounding healthy tissue.

CyberKnife Radiosurgery eliminates the risk of complications and lengthy recovery time associated with traditional open surgery. CyberKnife treatment is painless, with no cutting or anesthesia involved. As an outpatient procedure, CyberKnife radiosurgery also allows for a better quality of life during and after treatment which enables you to immediately resume your normal activities. Our goal is to give you back the life you know and love!

To find out if CyberKnife Miami – The Beam of Life™ – can help you or a loved one, call (800) 204-0455 or you can contact us online.

Sincerely,

James G. Schwade, MD, FACR, FACRO, FASTRO

Executive Director

CyberKnife Center of Miami


Meet Our Medical Director


Doctor Mark E. Pomper - CyberKnife Center of Miami - Prostate Cancer Treatment - Radiation Oncologists - Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment

Dr. Mark E. Pomper

“My passion is helping people. In addition to curing cancer and alleviating pain and symptoms, I feel it is my mission to try to help patients understand that cancer is not a death sentence. We have many weapons to help battle this disease and CyberKnife is one of the most powerful, often helping us manage cancer much like a chronic illness.”

Board Certified Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Mark Pomper, is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College and Duke University School of Medicine. He has also studied at Harvard University, Oxford University, University of Chicago, Princess Margaret Hospital and Hebrew University in Israel and The Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois.

Dr. Pomper has practiced radiation oncology for nearly 30 years in South Florida and has been involved with stereotactic radio-surgery for as many years. He is trained and certified to utilize the CyberKnife and the Gamma Knife and has participated in thousands of such procedures treating patients.

In addition, noticing that many patients were not getting the treatment they so desperately needed and deserved, either due to illness or immobility issues, Dr. Pomper founded and patented the concept of mobile radiation in order to bring the treatment to them. As founder and medical director of Horizon Medical Services, a mobile radiation company, Dr. Pomper has enabled thousands of patients who would have otherwise been left untreated to receive life-saving radiation treatment.

His professional experience also includes Medical Director of the Radiation Oncology Departments at Jackson South Community Hospital and Cedars Medical Center.

Dr. Pomper has also served as Instructor of Radiologic Technology for the State of Florida Office of Radiation Control and is a Pro-Assurance Malpractice Advisory Committee Member.

In addition, Dr. Pomper is a published author and has lectured extensively, providing oncology updates and the latest on prostate, breast and lung cancers, the value of early diagnosis, bone marrow transplantation, brachytherapy, esophageal cancer and malignant obstructions.

Dr. Pomper’s awards include honors in Mathematics and he was named an Illinois State Scholar. He ranked 5th in Spanish Speaking Language in the state of Illinois for non-Hispanics.

Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Pomper is a member of numerous state and national professional societies, including the American Society for Therapeutic Radiologists and Oncologists, Dade County Medical Association, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and Southwestern Oncology Group (SWOG).


 

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