WellStar Kennestone Hospital is home to Georgia’s first CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery program. This state-of-the-art treatment delivers high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision to tumors anywhere in the body, painlessly and without incisions.
The precise treatment uses high-tech computer software, a robotic arm and a miniature linear accelerator to deliver large doses of radiation in a pencil-thin beam to destroy tumors while sparing surrounding tissue, organs and nerves.
CyberKnife provides new hope for many patients once considered untreatable, including those who have had prior radiation or those with tumors adjacent to critical structures like the spine or brain. In many cases, CyberKnife can reduce eight weeks of traditional radiotherapy to just five two-hour sessions.
As home to the first CyberKnife treatment site in Georgia, the WellStar team includes experienced radiation oncologists, surgeons, physicists, radiation therapists and a patient navigator to guide patients through pre-treatment, treatment and post-treatment. Over 800 patients have been treated since the program started in October 2006. WellStar Kennestone Hospital ranks between the fourth and sixth largest program for extracranial lesions in the world.
The primary tumors treated include but are not limited to brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas, gynecologic and prostate malignancies.
Talk to your physician or contact our CyberKnife Patient Navigator at 770-793-7550 to find out if CyberKnife is the right treatment for you.
Conditions Treated with CyberKnife
- Acoustic neuroma
- Arteriovenous malformation
- Brain metastases
- Brain tumors
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Pituitary adenoma
- Prostate cancer
- Spinal tumors and vascular malformations
- Trigeminal neuralgia