CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery Newport Beach & Orange County, CA
Robert Louis, MD specializes in CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery in Orange County
Robert Louis, MD, your Orange County Neurosurgeon, specializes in CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery, a non-invasive and non-surgical alternative treatment for inoperable or surgically complex cancerous and non-cancerous tumors throughout the body, such as prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. The treatment delivers beams of high-dose radiation to tumors with pinpoint accuracy.
Benefits of CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
- No incision and stitches
- No scarring
- No trauma to surrounding tissues and critical nerves
- Little or no recovery time
- Shorter treatment period than traditional radiation therapy
- Immediate return to normal activities
- Improves quality of life
How CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery Works
CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery delivers high radiation doses to the tumor with extreme accuracy, while automatically correcting for tumor movement. The radiation beams adjust in real-time to the patient’s breathing cycle and automatically correct radiation for tumor movement, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
Prior to the procedure, a high-resolution CT scan is required to determine the size, shape and location of the tumor. The image data is entered into the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery’s system. Dr. Louis then plans the treatment and the radiation dose that will be delivered to the exact tumor location.
During the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery, the patient is positioned on a cushioned table and the system’s computer-controlled robot slowly moves around the table, targeting radiation to the tumor with precision from different angles.
Depending on the location, type, and size of the tumor being treated, the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery session may last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes and for one to five days.
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