In 2008, a group of radiation oncologists with extensive backgrounds in radiosurgery opened the first CyberKnife Center in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Conveniently located on the campus of Town and Country Hospital in Tampa, this state of the art facility is equipped to be one of the best cancer treatment centers in America.
Utilizing the latest in robotic technology, Accuray’s CyberKnife is a viable non-surgical alternative for cancer treatment. Usually only available in cancer treatment hospitals, CyberKnife Centers of Tampa Bay makes this powerful Stereotactic Radiosurgery Robot available in the convenience of a neighborhood cancer center.
“I think the best thing about CyberKnife radiosurgery is that I felt the same after treatment as I did before treatment. Anything I could do before I was treated, I could continue to do afterward,” said Patsy. “The experience of the actual treatment was really kind of interesting. I was able to watch the robot move around me, lock on, track my breathing and shoot the beam into my liver. I never felt a thing and was left with no sign whatsoever that I had any treatments. The CyberKnife is truly a miracle!”
“Once I met Dr. Berger and he explained what the CyberKnife could do, I knew this was the treatment I wanted. Being an experienced rifle shot, I know the importance of hitting the target. With regular surgery, it’s impossible for doctors to remove the entire tumor. But the CyberKnife is so accurate that it can get the legs and extensions of the tumor. I had no reaction to anything. Nothing hurt. My hair didn’t fall out. I wasn’t sick and miserable. Because it was a new technology, I was wondering if it was going to work. But I knew I could put my life in Dr. Berger’s hands. He can shoot that machine like Wyatt Earp can shoot a gun.”
“Each session lasted about an hour, and throughout the treatment I was able to relax and listen to my own music in a pleasant room. And after the treatment with the CyberKnife was finished, I rested for no more than a day and then resumed my normal activities. Not only did it cure my disease, there were no complications and minimal side effects. I feel very fortunate that I could avoid all the complications that are devastating to men. If the patient is the right candidate, the decision to go with the CyberKnife is a no-brainer.”