Leaders in Cancer Care for Southeast Georgia
Want to get back to living your life after tumor surgery? We understand.
With the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery system, our cancer care
experts make it possible for patients to receive the most effective treatment
available with the least possible downtime. We are one of only four centers
in Georgia to offer this innovative procedure and are proud to provide
leading-edge treatment that helps you fight cancer as quickly, efficiently
and painlessly as possible. When you come through our doors, you can feel
confident in choosing Southeast Georgia Health System for your cancer
treatment because our team of cancer specialists care for the person as
well as treat the disease.
CyberKnife® vs. Other Radiosurgery Procedures
Traditional cancer treatments often consist of a combination of chemotherapy,
surgery and radiation. Chemotherapy often has adverse side effects, such
as nausea and hair loss. Traditional radiation therapy will harm healthy
tissue surrounding the tumor, often resulting in skin dryness, itching,
blistering or peeling, and traditional tumor removal surgery requires
anesthesia, incisions and stitches, all of which results in a lengthy
recovery after surgery.
CyberKnife treatment’s non-invasive method, on the other hand, allows patients to return to daily living directly
following the procedure. Its image guidance software compensates for patient
movement, allowing for high-dose radiation beams with pinpoint precision,
sparing surrounding, healthy tissue from harm and preventing the adverse
side effects typical of traditional treatments. CyberKnife also provides
enhanced comfort during treatment. Other forms of radiosurgery require
uncomfortable, rigid head frames. In contrast, CyberKnife lets patients
relax during treatment without such uncomfortable restraints.
Take a look at the benefits of CyberKnife:
- Pain free
- No incisions
- No anesthesia
- Outpatient procedure
- Little to no recovery time
- Immediate treatment (within 5 days)
- Experienced physicians
These benefits make CyberKnife an effective, non-invasive procedure that
can address a wide variety of patient needs and diagnosis. At Southeast
Georgia Health System, our goal is to provide individualized care that
lends itself to timely recovery. With CyberKnife, we can deliver on this promise.
To date, more than 100,000 successful procedures have been performed around
the world. Want to know if we can help you through CyberKnife technology?
Talk to our caring nurse navigator to learn more about the treatment by
calling 1-800-537-5142 ext. 5149.