Radiation Oncology Center in Pasadena, CA
At Pasadena CyberKnife, we strive to provide world-class radiation therapy and cancer care to patients throughout the greater LA area. Our state-of-the-art cancer treatment center is located conveniently in Pasadena, and our treatment team brings together some of the brightest radiation oncologists and cancer doctors in the field. In addition to most forms of cancer, we can also treat certain noncancerous conditions like arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) – and CyberKnife is a powerful option.
CyberKnife is an advanced radiation therapy system that synthesizes a number of medical technologies to provide a unique option for treatment. Instead of using drugs or surgery to close an AVM, CyberKnife uses precision-targeted radiation – the same type of energy found in visible light. Utilizing a state-of-the-art imaging and motion tracking system, CyberKnife delivers high-dose radiation directly to the AVM, closing it while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues.
Benefits of CyberKnife for AVM Treatment
While AVMs can form anywhere in the body, they’re most common – and most serious – in the brain. For these patients, CyberKnife is a particularly attractive option for treatment. As a completely noninvasive treatment, CyberKnife does not require any kind of surgery to treat an AVM – not even minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery. This means CyberKnife produces no scars and avoids many of the risks that come with any brain surgery.
CyberKnife is also a remarkably convenient treatment. Most patients receive their treatment over the course of 1 to 5 consecutive days. Treatment appointments last about an hour, and because CyberKnfie can track and compensate for movement in real time, you don’t have to wear a brace or immobility device: you simply lie on the treatment couch until CyberKnife has finished the dose of radiation. Most patients still feel well enough to go about their day after a session.
Contact Your Pasadena Radiation Therapy Center
AVMs can pose a serious threat if they hemorrhage, so prompt treatment is of the utmost important – and if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an AVM, Pasadena CyberKnife is here to help. Our doctors are experts with the CyberKnife equipment, and we may be able to use CyberKnife to close your AVM safely, conveniently, and quickly. Don’t wait: contact Pasadena CyberKnife today to schedule your consultation. We’ll create a treatment plan that fits with your lifestyle and helps you get back to total, whole body health.