Treating Prostate Cancer with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

The CyberKnife® robotic radiosurgery system is a widely used form of nonsurgical prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) believes that enough clinical evidence exists so that SBRT should be considered an appropriate treatment option for select patients with low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer. CyberKnife is designed to avoid healthy tissue and critical anatomy, therefore reducing side effects such as erectile dysfunction, urinary and bowel complications.

“Each treatment was an hour and never hurt. I finished my treatment each time and went to work. It was just amazing.”
– Dr. Heuser, Prostate Cancer Patient

Advantages of SBRT

  • Treats patients in 5 or fewer visits, depending on tumor size, volume, and location
  • Constantly corrects for patient/tumor movement throughout treatment, ensuring radiation beams are always locked on tumor during treatment
  • Reaches tumors from virtually unlimited directions with robotic mobility
  • Enables clinicians to maximize and conform the dose to the tumor target while limiting radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue
  • Outpatient procedure, little or no recovery time and minimal side effects
  • Requires no anesthesia
  • Allows for an immediate return to normal activities

Dr. Heuser’s Story

Other Patient Testimonials

Diane Heaton, M.D.

Dr. Heaton has a wealth of knowledge in radiosurgery and treatment with the CyberKnife. She was the first physician to perform radiosurgery in the state of Oklahoma and has 15 years of experience with this technology.

After graduating from the University of Illinois Medical School, Dr. Heaton completed her residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and then became Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology in Memphis, Tennessee, at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Since 1994, she has been practicing medicine in Tulsa.

Dr. Heaton is a member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, OSMA, AMA, and ACR and has received many awards in recognition of her clinical excellence. She has special experience and interest in hyperthermia, brachytherapy, and radiosurgery.

Diane Heaton, M.D.

Dr. Heaton has a wealth of knowledge in radiosurgery and treatment with the CyberKnife. She was the first physician to perform radiosurgery in the state of Oklahoma and has 15 years of experience with this technology.

After graduating from the University of Illinois Medical School, Dr. Heaton completed her residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and then became Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology in Memphis, Tennessee, at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Since 1994, she has been practicing medicine in Tulsa.

Dr. Heaton is a member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, OSMA, AMA, and ACR and has received many awards in recognition of her clinical excellence. She has special experience and interest in hyperthermia, brachytherapy, and radiosurgery.

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