JOHN LI, M.D.
OTOLOGY NEUROTOLOGY RESOURCES
210 Jupiter Lakes Blvd #5105
Jupiter, FL 33458
CyberKnife for Acoustic Neuroma and Head and Neck Tumors
The CyberKnife system is a method of delivering radiotherapy, with the intention of targeting treatment more accurately than standard radiotherapy. The two main elements of the CyberKnife are (1) the radiation produced from a small linear particle accelerator and (2) a robotic arm which allows the energy to be directed at any part of the body from any direction. The CyberKnife is a frameless robotic radiosurgery system
The CyberKnife System uses image guidance software to track and continually adjust treatment for any patient or tumor movement. It allows patients to breathe normally and relax comfortably during treatment.
Other forms of radiosurgery such as Gamma Knife require rigid head-frames that are screwed into the patient’s skull to minimize any movement. The CyberKnife System does not require such extreme procedures to keep patients in place, and instead relies on sophisticated tracking software, allowing for a much more comfortable and non-invasive treatment.
Advantages of the CyberKnife System include:
Extremely accurate radiation targeting means higher doses of radiation can be used, offering the patient a better chance for cure
|Treats hard-to-reach tumors, many that may have been diagnosed as inoperable|
|Tumors receive radiation from many angles, minimizing damage to healthy tissue|
|Continually checks and compensates for any movement you make during treatments, ensuring accuracy|
|Requires no metal head frame or skull pins|
|Eliminates risks related to surgery, including potential infection, complication from anesthesia and post-operative bleeding|
|Requires no recovery time. Most treatments are done on an outpatient basis|
|Patients undergo their treatment and immediately resume normal daily activities|
|Requires no or minimal sedation|
Dr. Li is one of a few ENT Surgeons trained to do Cyberknife in Palm Beach County.
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