The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is a new method of delivering radiotherapy to treat prostate cancer. Using continual X-ray image-guidance technology and computer-controlled robotic mobility, the CyberKnife system delivers high doses of radiation directly to the prostate.
Who is it suitable for?
Patients with early stage prostate cancer, confined to the gland. Alternatively, it can be used in combination with another therapy, such as external beam radiotherapy, for prostate cancer that has spread outside the gland.
How does it work?
Fudicial (metal) markers are inserted into the prostate prior to treatment, to allow the CyberKnife system to track movement of the prostate during treatment. During the procedure the patient lies still, breathing normally, while the machine focuses in on the prostate, irradiating it, without harming surrounding areas. It is pain free and requires no anaesthesia.
Treatments can be completed in one to five days.
Where is it done?
Dr Pigott consults with patients at The Prostate Centre, and undertakes the procedure at The Harley Street Clinic.
How much does it cost?
Please refer to our Patient Liaison team for details of costs.
How can I make an appointment?
Dr Pigott is available on Thursdays. Please telephone our Patient Liaison team for an appointment on 020 7935 9720 or complete our online form.