Reno CyberKnife’s Multidisciplinary Approach: Role of the Surgeon

When developing treatment plans for patients, the physicians at Reno CyberKnife use a multispecialty approach. Experts from various fields, including radiation oncology, medical oncology and surgery, collaborate and participate in the process of creating an individualized treatment plan for each patient. 

Using this collaborative care approach, patients benefit by receiving multiple physician reviews of their diagnosis and important information about their proposed treatment in one visit.

Though not directly involved during the delivery of treatment, our surgical team plays a crucial role in developing a patient’s treatment plan. Surgeons provide input on the planning to treat a tumor with CyberKnife® technology and identify important structures and anatomy near the tumor. 

In some cases, CyberKnife can be used as a secondary treatment following surgery. For difficult-to-reach tumors, a surgeon may remove part of the affected area and then recommend CyberKnife to complete treatment. This combined treatment method may minimize the risk of a tumor recurring and reduce radiation exposure to healthy surrounding tissue.

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This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.