The treatment of tumors can be complicated. Some, such as tumors of the brain or spine, or tumors that are wrapped around other critical structures are often considered inoperable or surgically challenging. The experts at the MedStar Health Cancer Network are successfully treating many of these tumors using CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery, one of the most advanced technologies available to eliminate malignant and benign tumors anywhere in the body--all without the stress and recovery time needed for surgery.
When you choose CyberKnife treatment at MedStar Health, you can rest assured that you're getting one of the most advanced treatments for cancer available—and the nation’s most experienced CyberKnife experts. Though it sounds like a surgical procedure, CyberKnife is actually a painless and non-invasive form of radiation that offers accurate, effective treatment for tumors anywhere in the body—even in places previously considered unreachable. CyberKnife uses a combination of computers, image-guided cameras, and robotic technology to concentrate radiation directly at tumor cells, while limiting radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
For a physician referral or to find out if you're a candidate for CyberKnife treatment, please call us.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute
9103 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
We’re proud to offer hope and improved quality of life for patients with limited treatment options through our CyberKnife cancer program at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Here you’ll find:
- One of the first CyberKnife programs offered in the U.S.
- A team approach that involves some of the nation’s top surgical, medical, and radiation oncology experts, including a physicist specializing in CyberKnife
- Dedicated support staff and care coordinators who help your patients navigate their journey to recovery
- Renowned cancer specialists pioneering new and innovative ways to treat tumors with CyberKnife
- Access to groundbreaking clinical trials that aren’t yet available elsewhere
- A fast-track program for a second opinion within 48 hours
- National endorsement of accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC)
When you choose CyberKnife treatment at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, you can be confident that you're receiving the most advanced treatment for from the nation's top CyberKnife experts.
Types of Cancer Treated with CyberKnife®
CyberKnife® is commonly used to treat inoperable or complex tumors. It is an excellent alternative for patients who cannot or do not want to undergo surgery and for patients who have tumors in very sensitive or hard-to-reach places, including the following:
- Brain, Spine, and Skull-Base Tumors
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Metastatic Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
Benefits of CyberKnife®
Cyberknife treatment offers many benefits over surgery and other forms of radiation, including:
Unrivaled accuracy. CyberKnife treats benign and cancerous tumors from more than 1,400 angles without harming the surrounding healthy tissue and organs.
No hospital stay. CyberKnife therapy is performed as an outpatient procedure so you can return home the same day you receive treatment.
No pain, anesthesia, or recovery time. CyberKnife is not a surgical procedure, so you won’t need to worry about losing blood, caring for incisions, or taking medication.
Faster treatment completion. You will receive one to five treatments over one to two weeks, whereas traditional radiation may require over 40 visits.
Excellent outcomes. Proven results show CyberKnife is as effective at treating most early stage tumors as surgery and is superior to traditional radiation therapy.
Patient Stories and Interviews
Watch our CyberKnife experts discuss the CyberKnife Program at MedStar Franklin Square, and see patients share their treatment success stories, in the videos below.
Latest research studies from members of our CyberKnife team.
- Lung metastases treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (2017)
- Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Centrally Located Early Stage Lung Cancer (2015)