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An advanced alternative to surgery

The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is a noninvasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and noncancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the head, spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. The treatment — which delivers beams of high-dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy — offers new hope to patients worldwide.

The CyberKnife treatment involves no cutting. In fact, the CyberKnife System is the world's first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors throughout the body noninvasively. It provides a pain-free, nonsurgical option for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors or who may be looking for an alternative to surgery.

Benefits of CyberKnife

Adventist Health Glendale, in partnership with Pasadena CyberKnife, can offer Southern California residents this advanced form of treatment.

Patient benefits include:

  • No incision
  • No pain
  • No anesthesia
  • No hospitalization
  • Little or no recovery time
  • Immediate return to daily activities

Conditions treated by CyberKnife

Below is a list of some, but not all, tumors and lesions that can be treated with the CyberKnife System:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNET)
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Gangliocytoma
  • Germinoma
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Glomus jugulare tumor
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Neurocytoma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vestibular schwannoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Small-cell lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Colon cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

To learn more about the CyberKnife System, call (818) 409-8198 or Pasadena CyberKnife at (626) 768-1021.