Welcome to the Stanford Cyberknife Program

The Stanford Radiosurgery Program consists of Neurosurgeons, Radiation Oncologists, and Physicists working together to develop innovative stereotactic radiosurgical technology and techniques for treating tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain, spinal cord, and spine. The program has received world-wide recognition for its development of the Cyberknife™, a frameless image guided robotic radiosurgical system. The Cyberknife extends the accuracy of stereotaxy to frameless treatments and to other parts of the body.

Drs. Steven Chang and John Adler work with Dr. Iris Gibbs of the Department of Radiation Oncology to focus on the development, implementation, and clinical testing of minimally invasive surgical tools for treating brain and spinal tumors. These include both stereotactic radiosurgery and image-guided intraoperative surgical navigation. They also conduct clinical studies of multi-modality therapy for complex intracranial vascular malformations using embolization, microsurgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery.

CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

CyberKnife was invented at Stanford and treats a variety of conditions with high-dose radiation therapy. The Stanford CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program offers patients short wait times and the latest radiosurgery techniques. Patients also have access to specialized support groups for acoustic neuroma, brain tumors, meningioma, neurofibromatosis and trigeminal neuralgia.