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Winthrop University Hospital

Winthrop Center of Excellence
CyberKnife Center

CyberKnife® State-of-the-Science
Stereotactic Radiosurgery


Revolutionary Radiosurgery
Giving new hope to thousands of people with tumors and lesions once considered inoperable, CyberKnife(R) radiosurgery takes treatment of benign and malignant masses to a new level.

Winthrop-University Hospital is among a select group of medical institutions in the country currently offering breakthrough CyberKnife treatment.

With high-tech, cruise-missile-guidance technology and ultra-flexible, computer-controlled robotics, CyberKnife delivers precisely targeted radiation to tumors.

Extraordinarily accurate, the radiation beams can be sculpted to reach small, deeply imbedded, complex masses minimizing damage to healthy tissue when compared to other types of radiation therapy. This remarkable capability provides unparalleled access to previously unreachable and untreatable tumors throughout the body when radiation therapy is indicated.

An alternative to conventional surgery in certain cases, CyberKnife has transformed radiosurgeries of the brain, spine and soft-tissue (lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys) into painless, bloodless outpatient procedures that permit patients to undergo treatment and usually resume normal activities soon after the procedure.

CyberKnife has become particularly effective in the treatment of prostate cancer. Winthrop-University Hospital has been a pioneer in the use of CyberKnife for prostate cancer, and in fact is one of the world's leading centers of CyberKnife treatments for prostate cancer. With over 5 years of published clinical data, including the Stanford University Hospital study, it is clear that the success rate for CyberKnife matches or exceeds those of any other standard treatment option.

And the safety of CyberKnife treatments is unsurpassed. At Winthrop, we have administered over 60,000 radiation doses using CyberKnife without a single radiation overdose. When it is the appropriate course of treatment, the benefit of CyberKnife is that it is a painless, bloodless procedure that minimizes the possibility of incontinence and impotence usually associated with traditional surgery. At the same time, conventional radiation, while also effective, delivers radiation to a wider area, thereby increasing the potential for damage to healthy tissue in organs surrounding the prostate. To learn more about CyberKnife treatment for prostate cancer at Winthrop, please watch this brief video...

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