Dignity Health Bay Area’s CyberKnife facility serves patients from Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Sequoia Hospital, and St. Mary’s Medical Center.
What Is CyberKnife?
CyberKnife is a noninvasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and noncancerous tumors nearly anywhere in the body, including the brain.
This advanced technology delivers a specialized form of radiation therapy called stereotactic radiosurgery, or stereotactic body radiation therapy. It is comprised of a compact linear accelerator, a machine that generates a radiation beam, attached to a highly maneuverable robotic arm. It’s an outpatient treatment, completely painless, and extremely accurate.
The CyberKnife features a device that controls the width of the radiation beams delivered during treatment, allowing our clinical experts to vary the beam size and treat a larger variety of tumors throughout the body including brain tumors, lung cancer, and prostate cancer.
Advantages Of CyberKnife
- Immediate return to your usual activities
- No anesthesia and no recovery time from surgery
- Reduced number of radiation treatments
- Complete treatment in one to five days
- Outpatient procedure
With CyberKnife, you can concentrate more on living your life, rather than living your life based on cancer treatments.
Learn More About CyberKnife Technology
For more information about CyberKnife, please call (415) 674-8200.