Cyberknife at Long Island has successfully completed two years treating cancer patients with the Cyberknife Radiosurgery System. The system was installed at North Shore Radiation Therapy in the year 2009 and has been successfully providing cancer treatment to the residents of Suffolk County.
The CEO of Cyberknife at Long Island pointed out that by introducing the Cyberknife system in the Suffolk County the need for the residents to travel long distances for treatment has reduced drastically.
Some of the milestones achieved over these two years are treatment provided for more than 300 patients, more than 1,300 Radiosurgical treatments using Cyberknife system have been offered and thoracic surgeons have also made use of the system to treat lung cancer patients. The Cyberknife system has been used to treat various diseases including brain tumours, prostate cancer, lung cancers and tumours related to the spinal cord. Treatments rendered with this system need less time for diagnosis and preparation when compared to conventional procedures. It is possible to cure neurosurgical cases with brain tumours in a single sitting without the need for anaesthesia with Cyberknife System used with Gamma Knife.
Cyberknife of Long Island Lung Cancer Treatment
A surgeon at radiation Oncology at Cyberknife Long Island pointed out that cases, which would have required surgery going by the conventional procedures have been treated effectively by the Cyberknife system without surgery or hospitalization and with medication precisely rendered only to the affected tissues. Cyberknife has the distinction of being the only robotic radiosurgery system that comes with a linear accelerator attached to the robotic arm. The robotic surgical system is capable of treating both benign and cancerous tumours in any place in the human body such as the spine, brain, liver, pancreas, lung etc. Particularly for treating tumours in the prostate and pancreas the system delivers the radiation dosage with utmost precision to the affected parts only leaving the healthy tissue unaffected, this method is called stereotactic radiosurgery.