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Compare Saint Elizabeth CyberKnife® Center

See how Saint Elizabeth CyberKnife® Center stands above other forms of treatment. *Note: CyberKnife can be effective on its own. However, depending on your unique case, your doctor may recommend combining CyberKnife with other types of treatment, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Talk to your doctor about what course of treatment is right for you.

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Other Cancer Treatments

CyberKnife offers a relaxing and pain-free procedure. No scalpels, no chemicals, no discomfort.


Other treatments can bring on the pain and discomfort of surgery and/or extreme fatigue and nausea.

After your treatment, which takes 30-90 minutes, you are free to go. You will probably feel good enough to resume your daily activities right away.


Hospital stays and/or extended periods of rest are often required.

You are awake throughout your entire pain-free session. Because CyberKnife adjusts to your body movements, no uncomfortable metal head frame is necessary. We encourage you to bring your own music to enjoy during the treatment.

During Your Procedure

You may be put under anesthesia or have your head shaved and bolted into a metal frame to minimize movement.

After your CyberKnife treatment, you are free to go home. Most patients are done with treatment after 1-5 sessions. No incisions mean a greatly reduced risk of infection.


You may have a hospital stay with multiple visits after discharge. There is also a raised risk of infection.

CyberKnife doesn't damage healthy surrounding tissue and has an unlimited range of motion, so it can treat many tumors that were once considered untreatable.

Inoperable Cancers

Some cancers are too risky to operate on or can't be reached by other forms of stereotactic radiosurgery.

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