Treatment Comparison: CyberKnife v. Gamma Knife

Although both technologies deliver stereotactic radiosurgery, the differences in these two treatment systems are important. Read below to understand the key distinctions.

Treatment areas – While the types of cancers treated with Gamma Knife are limited to the head and neck, CyberKnife is able to treat a variety of cancers in practically any area of the body.

Comfort – CyberKnife is a noninvasive treatment and uses no frame to stabilize the patient, whereas the accuracy of Gamma Knife is achieved by stabilizing the patient’s head using a metal head frame.

Anesthesia – CyberKnife treatment is painless and does not require any sedation. Gamma Knife treatment requires local anesthesia to properly secure the patient’s head in a metal frame for each treatment session.

Our center delivers stereotactic radiosurgery with CyberKnife technology, a machine that treats cancerous and benign tumors with high-dose radiation delivered with sub-millimeter accuracy. For more information about our treatment method, contact us.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.