Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) February 16, 2011
Cyber Knife® treatment is more easily available in Fort Worth and the north Texas area with the addition of Dr. Nathan Kim to the medical staff at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (http://www.thecentertx.com/cyberknife-treatment.html).
Kim has conducted extensive research in radiation oncology and in the use of CyberKnife®, a highly complex type of precise radiation, also called robotic radiosurgery, now being used in place of traditional surgery for some cancers and for treating tumors considered inoperable. His research has been featured in numerous scientific publications.
As a board-certified radiation oncologist, Kim is available to patients at The Center's
locations in Fort Worth, Weatherford, and Burleson (http://www.thecentertx.com/physicians_kim.html).
Although the name, CyberKnife System, may sound like surgery--it is not. No hospitalization is involved. Rather than using a scalpel, Cyber Knife cancer treatment sends hundreds of precisely accurate, high dosage radiation beams into a tumor from multiple angles. Treatment is painless, takes from two to three hours, and is usually completed in one to five visits.
The exceptionally sophisticated equipment continuously monitors the patient, responding automatically to a patient's breathing or to tumor movement. This eliminates the need for a metal frame anchored to a patient's skull or other bones, as required in Gamma Knife treatment for brain cancer or other brain tumors.
CyberKnife offers real options for those with inoperable tumors or for those who have tried multiple types of cancer treatment without success.
The FDA has approved CyberKnife for all areas of the body, with thousands of patients receiving treatment over the last decade.
CyberKnife treatment can often help with:
- Prostate cancer treatment
- Brain cancer treatment
- Spinal cancer treatment
- Head and neck cancer treatment
- Lung cancer treatment
- Breast cancer treatment
- Pancreatic cancer treatment
- Liver cancer treatment
- Breast cancer treatment (if cancer has spread to other body areas)
In addition to his wide range of experience, Dr. Kim earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed medical school at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, including earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. He completed an internship, residency, and held a research faculty position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (http://www.thecentertx.com) provides nationally recognized cancer treatment focused on healing a patient's entire life--physical, emotional, and spiritual. Eighteen cancer specialists offer convenient medical oncology and radiation oncology services to more than 6,000 patients annually. The Center's locations include: Fort Worth - Central Campus, Fort Worth - Southwest, Fort Worth - Artim Building, Weatherford, Burleson, Cleburne, Granbury, Arlington, Mineral Wells, and Stephenville.
Contact: Rhenda Gray, Sundance Associates
Agency of Record
The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Office: 903.665.8555 Cell: 817.980.2348