CyberKnife® Offers the Latest Cutting Edge Radiation Treatment

Anurag Agarwal, MD
Medical Director of Radiation-Oncology
Broward Health

I am proud to say that within our Broward Health system we have assembled the latest cutting-edge radiation treatment options available to fight cancer.

Since acquiring Broward County’s first CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System in 2008, we have successfully treated patients with a variety of complex tumors, including brain, lung, spine, tongue, pancreas and liver tumors.

CyberKnife® delivers high doses of radiation to tumors throughout the body with sub-millimeter accuracy with no incision, no blood loss, no anesthesia and no recovery time. It is ideal for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors. Through the use of image-guidance technology and intelligent robotics, CyberKnife® pinpoints the position of the tumor then delivers hundreds of tiny beams of radiation from various angles that converge at the tumor site. Any change in target position because of patient movement, such as respiration, is detected and automatically compensated for by the robotic system. Therefore, the tumor receives a concentrated dose of radiation while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. CyberKnife® can be used to treat primary CNS tumors, metastatic lesions to the brain, early stage lung cancer, prostate cancer, recurrent head and neck cancer, metastatic liver lesions, and other cancers.

The Broward Health system also has brand new Varian Trilogy and iX Linear Accelerators. IMRT (Intensity Modulated RT) and IGRT (Image Guided RT) allow us to treat the entire spectrum of different cancers with modern technology. Examples include breast cancer, prostate cancer, CNS malignancies, GI cancers, and many others.

Our Radiation-Oncology facilities are housed at North Broward (home of the CyberKnife®) as well as Broward General, but we treat patients from within the entire BH system including Imperial Point, Coral Springs and scores of outpatient facilities. Also, we are routinely treating patients from Dade to Palm Beach Counties, as patients and physicians are realizing the unique cutting-edge treatment options we offer, along with compassionate and professional clinical care.

Our wide range of clinical research studies and affiliation with Moffitt Cancer Center provides our patients with more options and access to the latest advances in cancer treatment.

Dr. Anurag Agarwal is a cancer specialist, board-certified in both Radiation-Oncology and Internal Medicine. His areas of interest include proton-beam radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery and gene therapy. For more information, call 954-786-6838.

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