Robotic and robotic-assisted surgery continues to make inroads into new and emerging markets. CHRISTUS MUGUERZA Hospital Alta Especialidad, located in Monterrey, Mexico, recently deployed the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, and has been treating patients since October 2011. In fact, the hospital has treated eight patients with malignant tumors or non-cancerous lesions in the brain, head, neck, and kidneys using the CyberKnife System.
According to Sunnyvale, CA-based Accuray - the creators of the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System - the solution offers cancer patients a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body. The treatment delivers beams of high dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy.
The solution is designed to minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissues, and the makers say CyberKnife helps patients avoid many of the side effects typically associated with radiation.
Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray is proud of the company’s continued growth. “This installation marks the first use of the CyberKnife System in Mexico and demonstrates Accuray’s commitment to growing our presence outside the U.S. in emerging markets,” he said.
Earlier this month, Accuray issued a release celebrating the fact that it had installed over 600 CyberKnife systems worldwide.