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Doctor insights on: Cyberknife Vs Gamma Knife

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Is stereotactic surgery same as gamma knife surgery?

Is stereotactic surgery same as gamma knife surgery?

No: Stereotactic surgery is usually a minimally invasive procedure using x-ray and computers to locate a spot or lesion to perform a needle biopsy through a very small incision. Gamma knife is a non-invasive procedure to deliver very carefully a high dose of radiation therapy with specialized equipment to treat a lesion or tumor with no incision. ...Read more

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What is cyberknife® stereotactic radiosurgery?

What is cyberknife® stereotactic radiosurgery?

Targeted radiation: Cyberknife® is an entirely new approach to stereotactic radiosurgery because it can deliver targeted radiation to anywhere in the body, while minimizing exposure to surrounding normal tissue. It offers all of the advantages of radiosurgery, but without the need for a metal head frame. With sub-millimeter accuracy, cyberknife® can be used to treat tumors, cancers, vascular abnormalities and more. ...Read more

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What's cyberknife radiosurgery?

What's cyberknife radiosurgery?

Radiation treatment: Focused beams of radiation are used with laser like precision to treat a brain condition that otherwise may need brain surgery. ...Read more

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How is cyberknife radiosurgery different from other radiosurgery systems?

How is cyberknife radiosurgery different from other radiosurgery systems?

Robotic Radiosurgery: Cyberknife is the only robotic radiosurgery system fda approved to this date. The robotic nature of the system allows for tracking the tumor during delivery of radiation. Other radiosurgery systems do a good job/similar treating stationary targets (targets in the brain). For tumors outside of brain, other systems often use gating to turn system on/off during delivery of radiation. ...Read more

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What amount does gamma knife treatment cost?

What amount does gamma knife treatment cost?

Insurance covers....: Gamma Knife is one of my specialties. I have been using it for 24 years, and have treated more than 7000 patients to date. Every single insurance carrier I've come across covers it. Our cash price for everything (surgeon, radiation oncologist and technical fees are around 25K) ...Read more

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What is cyberknife radiosurgery used for?

Precise Radiotherapy: Cyberknife is approved for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. See more at: http://www.Cyberknife.Com/. ...Read more

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Could gamma knife at the swedish radiosurgery successfully treat essential tremor?

Could gamma knife at the swedish radiosurgery successfully treat essential tremor?

Not standard: The more standard non-medical treatment would be a deep brain stimulator. Determining which area to irradiate by gamma knife would be a little problematic. For DBS the surgeon and neurologist try to map out the most effective place to "turn off" with the stimulator. Couldn't do that with gamma knife. ...Read more

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What is the price of gamma knife treatment?

For the uninsured...: ... We can treat most lesions for under $15k. See braintumorclinic.Org. ...Read more

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Is gamma knife surgery an option for a brain tumor?

It depends: Gamma knife is a computerized way of delivering high dose radiation to a tumor without much of the radiation hurting the brain. For benign tumors like meningiomas and acoustic neuromas, tumors can be controlled for 10 to 20years and maybe more. Tumors have to be smaller than 3 cm (1 1/2 in) in diameter. Gamma knife can also slow the growth of malignant brain tumors. ...Read more

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What is stereotactic radiosurgery?

Radiation treatment: Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-surgical treatment in which high doses of focused radiation beams are delivered from multiple locations outside the body to destroy a tumor or lesion within the body. This procedure does not remove the tumor or lesion. Instead, it destroys tumor cells or stops the growth of active tissue. ...Read more

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For a high grade glioma in an 82 yo, which treatment is better, gamma knife or stereotactic radiation therapy?

For a high grade glioma in an 82 yo, which treatment is better, gamma knife or stereotactic radiation therapy?

Stereotactic : Radiosurgery (srs), whether by gamma knife, cyberknife, or any other machine is not standard treatment for glioma. Glioma infiltrates into normal brain and so a generous "safety margin" of brain outside if the tumor or cavity must be treated. Conformal daily rt over many weeks safely treats the tumor infiltrating the brain. Srs cannot safely do that, but is sometimes used if standard rt fails. ...Read more

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What are the differences between proton therapy and gamma knife treatment?

What are the differences between proton therapy and gamma knife treatment?

Physics lesson!: Briefly, gamma rays are similar to x-rays and are thought to have the highest frequency and energy and the shortest wavelength and are delivered via a very focal collection of beams to target a local tumor. Protons are positively charged sub-atomic particle of an atom and through technology are ramped up with enough energy for cancer treatment. Proton therapy is a newer form of treatment. ...Read more

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I want to know whether radio surgery (cyber knife or gamma knife) is applicable in metastatic breast cancer to liver?

I want to know whether radio surgery (cyber knife or gamma knife) is applicable in metastatic breast cancer to liver?

Mets in liver: If someone had just one met, cyberknife, rfa, nano knife, cryo ablation or surgical resection any of them can be considered. It would be important to biopsy it and make sure what the pathology is as there is a 20% chance of having different pathology compared to the primary breast cancer. That can make a difference in systemic therapy we choose. ...Read more

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Is gamma knife more risky than a surgical operation in a brain tumor?

Is gamma knife more risky than a surgical operation in a brain tumor?

Depends: Gamma knife is a type of very precise radiation that can deliver very high doses of radiation to small confined targets. It dose not require any surgery so in this sense it is safer than an operation. However, one must take great care when using this technique to ensure that the target is drawn correctly and that proper qa and oversight occur during the delivery of treatment. ...Read more

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How does gamma knife work for trigeminal neuralgia?

How does gamma knife work for trigeminal neuralgia?

Radiation to nerve: Gamma knife delivers pinpointed radiation to the trigeminal nerve where it enters the brainstem, damaging it and blocking pain signals. It is done as an outpatient procedure with no anesthesia. It takes 4-12 weeks to feel results, but about 80% of people have significant pain relief. ...Read more

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How much does gamma knife surgery cost ?

How much does gamma knife surgery cost ?

Varies: Gamma knife radiosurgery is covered by most insurance providers as well as medicaid and medicare. The cost without insurance varies depending on the complexity of the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Does gamma knife radiation surgery effect ability to produce children?

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Does gamma knife radiation surgery effect ability to produce children?

Unlikely: Gamma knife is a targeted method for delivering radiation to a site routinely in the brain or spinal cord. Because of this targeting, there's less chance of collateral damage to bystander organs like those of your reproductive system. ...Read more

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What is the best form of radiotherapy for use in concurrent chemo-radiation for stage 3A localised non-small cell lung cancer? Stereotactic / IMRT / Image guided?

What is the best form of radiotherapy for use in concurrent chemo-radiation for stage 3A localised non-small cell lung cancer?  Stereotactic / IMRT / Image guided?

No diff: There is no evidence that the various types yield very different outcomes for most people. The choice may depend on factors such as your body habitus, exact location of the tumor, concurrent illnesses , etc. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with Gamma Knife treatment?

What are the risks associated with Gamma Knife treatment?

Gamma Knife: Risks to gamma knife are the following: Pain to the head frame pin site Swelling of the brain Headaches Hair loss near treated area Seizures Weakness ...Read more