Cyberknife

Cyberknife

Radiosurgery’ is a special treatment that uses a very high dose of radiation with extreme accuracy (in a single session or a maximum of five sessions) to combat minute or moderate-sized 3 cm diameter tumors and other diseases within the brain and spine. This is the major difference between this technique and radiotherapy. Radiosurgery Doctors in Gurgaon administer tiny doses every day for 20-30 sessions to considerably larger tumours with less precision.

In some circumstances, CyberKnife Radiosurgery can be used instead of open surgery since it is precise, painless, and non-invasive. Multiple beams of high-energy radiation are supplied from various sites outside the body and precisely target the tumour or lesion inside the body. Each beam is insufficient to cause injury. Still, when all of the beams are focused on the tumour, the lesion receives a very high dosage of radiation while normal tissue surrounding it is spared.

While radiation is utilized for malignant tumours, radiosurgery is particularly beneficial for tiny-sized benign tumours as well as various disorders in and around the brain.

Indications

Brain Tumors

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Meningioma
  • Pituitary Adenomas
  • Glomus tumors
  • Other benign tumors
  • Brain metastases
  • Glial tumors
Arteriovenous malformations
Trigeminal neuralgia
Epilepsy
Movement Disorders
SpineTumors
  • Schwannoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastases
  • Cavernous hemangioma

Treatments

The Cyberknife Radiosurgery in Gurgaon approach typically consists of six simple steps from the beginning to the finish:

1. Evaluation –

While it may differ depending on your treatment, each Artemis case is assessed by a team of doctors that includes a radiation oncologist, surgeon, medical physicist, radiation technician, and nurse coordinator.

2. Imaging –

Prior to therapy, an MRI and a CT or CT/PET scan are performed to establish the size, shape, and location of the tumor(s), which are then submitted to a specialist workstation for treatment planning.



3. Treatment Planning –

Images from a CT scan are digitally sent to the CyberKnife® Systems treatment planning workstation, where our skilled physicians determine the tumor(s) to be targeted and important structures to avoid. This approach is meant to match the targeted radiation dosage to the tumor site while limiting radiation exposure to nearby healthy tissue.



4. Treatment –

After the treatment plan has been developed, the patient can begin receiving CyberKnife treatments. The patient will be comfortably seated on the treatment table. The Cyberknife Radiosurgery in Gurgaon is computer-controlled robot that will then move cautiously to administer radiation to the different spots specified in the treatment plan.

At the same time, the CyberKnife System is continuously capturing X-ray pictures, which will offer real-time information on the location of the tumor and allow the system to track and adjust for any movement of your tumor dynamically. Depending on the nature and location of your tumor, you might anticipate to have one to five treatment sessions.



5.Recovery –

Most CyberKnife patients report no adverse effects. The adverse effects will vary according to the sort of treatment they get. Patients who do encounter adverse effects are usually moderate and acute, and they do not require treatment. Patients should consult with their doctor about potential side effects and hazards.

Results

Radiosurgery Doctors in Gurgaon with Cyberknife produces great outcomes, provided that the right patients are chosen and an experienced team carries out the treatment.

 

For example, radiosurgery has a tumor control rate of more than 95% for benign tumors such as auditory schwannomas, meningiomas, and pituitary adenomas. After radiosurgery, about 90% of suitably chosen AVMs (arteriovenous malformations) would vanish in 3-4 years.

 

In the hands of a qualified team, the likelihood of experiencing a radiation-induced adverse event for the majority of patients who are well-chosen for cyberknife radiosurgery should be less than 5%.

 

Dr. Aditya Gupta is an experienced and successful neurosurgeon with some of the greatest expertise in India in the field of radiosurgery.  He has personally treated around 3000 patients over the last 5 years using various platforms such as Gamma Knife, Synergy S, and now Cyberknife.

 

He has arranged several conferences and educational programs to educate younger neurosurgeons about this effective approach to treating tumors and other disorders.