In this article, we have covered the following aspects of Cyberknife Radiosurgery:
- Best Hospitals in India for Cyberknife Radiosurgery
- Top Specialists in India for Cyberknife Radiosurgery
- Cost of Cyberknife Radiosurgery
- Understanding Cyberknife Radiosurgery
Best Doctors and Hospitals in India for Cyberknife Radiosurgery
Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for the treatment of Cyberknife Radiosurgery.
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|Doctor Image||Dr. Name||Specialty||Hospital Associated||Contact Doctor||City|
|Dr. BK Mohanti||Radiation Oncologist||Fortis Memorial Research Institute||Gurgaon|
|Dr. Tejinder Kataria||Radiation Oncologist||Medanta - The Medicity||Gurgaon|
|Dr. Subodh Chandra Pande||Radiation Oncologist||Artemis Hospital||Gurgaon|
|Dr. Kaustav Talapatra||Radiation Oncologist||Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital||Mumbai|
|Dr. Anil Kumar Anand||Radiation Oncologist||Max Super Specialty Hospital||Delhi|
|Dr. Sudarsan De||Radiation Oncologist||Jaypee Hospital||Noida|
Cost of Cyberknife Radiosurgery
Cyberknife procedure will start at about USD 5,000 and can go upto about USD 10,000 depending on the areas targeted for the procedure & treatment objectives. To get the best cost estimate for the procedure in India, please share your medical reports in the contact form below this page.
What is CyberKnife Radiosurgery?
CyberKnife Radiosurgery is a non invasive radiation therapy treatment for various types of malignant and benign tumors of the body. The technique delivers radiations with accuracy of sub-millimeter and minimizing radiation exposure to the nearby healthy tissues. It targets the radiation precisely to the cancerous and non-cancerous tumors in any part of the body where surgery is a difficulty. It can be used for the treatment of tumors in the brain, head and neck, prostate, lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys.
Due to its high accuracy and capacity to deliver high doses of radiation to the targeted area, CyberKnife Radiosurgery is being used widely to treat tumors, cancers and other conditions in the body. Earlier it was limited to the treatment of conditions in the brain and head and neck regions, but now with the help of robotics and advanced imaging, CyberKnife has proved beneficial for treating tumors in other parts of the body as well.
When can a patient undergo CyberKnife Radiation therapy?
CyberKnife Radiosurgery combines the advanced image guidance with robotics that adjusts with the movements of the patient and locates the exact point of lesion or tumor during the treatment. It is a great supplement to surgery and can be used to treat tumors where surgery is not an option as well as in those patients who have earlier undergone other types of radiations.
Therefore, CyberKnife is recommended
- When patients want a non invasive procedure
- When the location of the tumor or lesion is unreachable with traditional surgical procedures
- When lesions or tumors are adjacent to radiosensitive structures of the body
- When surgery is ineffective or too risky for the patient
- When lesions or tumors re occur after surgery
CyberKnife Radiosurgery overview
The CyberKnife Robotic system is a compact radiation device that has a robotic arm. Using the system, the doctor precisely targets the tumor or lesion on the affected part of the body. The radiations are delivered with sub millimeter accuracy that destroy the tumor and prevent further growth of cancerous cells. The duration of the therapy id generally between 30 to 90 minutes and depends on the number of beams used to treat the tumor. The frequency of the therapy depends upon the patient based on the location of the tumor and the type- benign or malignant.
Advantages of CyberKnife Radiosurgery
- The CyberKnife Radiosurgery technique is more beneficial when compared to other techniques for the removal of benign and malignant tumors or lesions.
- It is a non invasive and generally painless treatment
- The patient needs to undergo one to five sessions within a week
- The treatment is completed on an outpatient basis and the patient does not require any hospital stay
- No frame is required to keep the patient stable during the procedure, allowing free movement
- The radiations are highly focused to the targeted area and deliver maximum dosage to the affected location without causing any damage to the surrounding healthy tissues and organs.
- There is little to no recovery time and the patient can return to normal activities soon after the treatment
The final result of the therapy depends on the medical condition of the patient and varies in each patient. The radiation from the CyberKnife system destroys the tumor cells so that they do not re-grow. The tumor may disappear or shrink or stop growing gradually. Once these damaged cells die, the body eliminates them. The patient will have to go for periodic MRI or CT scans to determine how effective the CyberKnife therapy has proved to be.
Note (for foreign patients):
Besides South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), every year, India gets thousands of medical tourists from African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Somalia,Gambia etc and Middle Eastern countries like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Yemen etc. Hence, if you are a citizen of any of these countries, there is good likelihood that you will be meeting some fellow citizens or same language speakers in the major hospitals in India. Almost all the top hospitals have translators for people of these region. Our patient support team is also well placed to assist you.