Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Medical Minutes with Alison Grann, MD

CyberKnife radiosurgery is a safe, noninvasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. The treatment – which delivers beams of high dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy – offers new hope to patients worldwide.

The staff at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center) in Livingston, NJ will work with your insurance providers to have CyberKnife radiosurgery covered, if it is determined that you are an eligible candidate for treatment.

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Treat Cancer in Five Days

Unlike traditional radiosurgery, CyberKnife’s cutting-edge technology can track tumors in real time with continual image guidance, adjusting for breathing and correcting for movement. As a result, CyberKnife precisely delivers radiation to the tumor, sparing surrounding healthy tissue.

Prior to CyberKnife, a high-resolution CT scan is used to determine the size, shape and location of the tumor. This image data is transferred to the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, where the radiation oncologist precisely plans treatment to match the desired radiation dose to the exact tumor location.

CyberKnife’s robotic arm delivers high-dose radiation beams in an arrangement of unique angles, rotating around the patient while he or she lays comfortably on a treatment bed. The tracking technology and beam delivery system work together to pinpoint the exact target or tumor, helping to ensure a high success rate.

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Benefits of CyberKnife Radiation

CyberKnife radiation treatment offers the following benefits:cyberknife treatment areas

  • Safe
  • Painless
  • No scalpels or incisions
  • No down time or recovery
  • Zero or minimal side effects
  • Reduced treatment time of one to five visits, compared to 30-40 visits with conventional radiation therapy
  • Access to tumors in difficult-to-reach locations
  • Can be used to re-treat a reoccurring tumor
  • Performed on an outpatient basis
  • Reduced risk of complications
  • Comfortable, fast and flexible

Conditions Treated by CyberKnife Radiation

  • Brain tumors, including:
    • Intracranial and extracranial tumors and lesions
    • Schwannomas
    • Acoustic neuromas
    • Meningiomas
    • Pituitary adenomas
    • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Liver or hepatic cancer
  • Kidney or renal cancer
  • Spine cancer and spinal cord tumors
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Benign tumors
  • Malignant tumors (primary and metastases)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Call 973-322-5630 for more information.

Patient Stories

  • “Beyond the medical marvel of CyberKnife, Dr. Grann and her practice truly stood out.”

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  • "It was once a week for five weeks and then it was done — total recovery"

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  • "Cyberknife is very non-intrusive, it allows you to go on with your everyday life."

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