CyberKnife Treatment Cost In India

Minimum Cost 6000 USD
Average Cost 7000 USD
Maximum Cost 8000 USD
  • Procedure Type Non-surgical
  • Procedure Duration 4-5 sessions over 1-2 weeks
  • Hospital Stay (Days) Outpatient procedure
  • Post discharge Stay in India 1-2 weeks
  • Resume work During and immediately following treatment
  • Recurrence 6-17%
  • Risk Minimal
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What is the Cost of CyberKnife Treatment in India?

The CyberKnife treatment is a non-invasive radiation therapy used for cancerous (malignant) and non-cancerous (benign) tumours. It can be used as an alternative to surgery for patients with inoperable or surgically complex tumours. 

The cost of CyberKnife treatment in India is affordable compared to other Western nations. For Indian patients, the cost may range from INR 3 lakhs to INR 4.5 lakhs or more, while it costs USD 6000 to USD 8000 for international patients. This cost includes specialists’ fees, medical consumables, and the number of sessions.

What is CyberKnife Treatment?

The CyberKnife is a highly advanced form of radiosurgery. It is a painless, non-invasive treatment. With the help of a robotic arm, it delivers high doses of precisely targeted radiation to destroy very minute tumours which cannot be operated through surgery. It is used for the treatment of conditions in the brain, head, neck, lungs, spine, liver, pancreas, kidney, and prostate.

The number of sessions typically ranges for different types of cancer:

  • Brain Tumours (e.g., meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, gliomas, metastases): 1-5 sessions
  • Spinal Tumours: 1-5 sessions
  • Lung Cancer: 3-5 sessions
  • Liver Cancer: 3-5 sessions
  • Pancreatic Cancer: 3-5 sessions 
  • Prostate Cancer: 4-5 sessions 
  • Head and Neck Cancers: 1-5 sessions

The number of CyberKnife sessions required for treatment depends on various factors, including the type and location of the cancer, its size, the patient's overall health, etc.

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Why Choose CyberKnife over Craniotomy and Gamma Knife Surgery?

Here's a table comparing CyberKnife, traditional brain surgery (craniotomy), and Gamma Knife in terms of various factors like procedure, invasiveness, and precision. 

Factors

CyberKnife

Craniotomy

Gamma Knife

Procedure

Robotic radiosurgery with real-time imaging and respiratory tracking

Surgical removal of part of the skull to access the brain

Stereotactic radiosurgery using focused gamma rays

Invasiveness

Non-invasive

Highly invasive (requires opening the skull)

Minimally invasive (requires a head frame)

Recovery Time

Minimal, usually same-day return to normal activities

Weeks to months, with significant recovery time

Minimal, usually same-day return to normal activities

Treatment Duration

1-5 sessions, each lasting 30-90 minutes

Several hours for surgery, plus hospital stay

Typically a single session, lasting a few hours

Potential Risks

Minimal, includes mild fatigue and temporary swelling

Higher risk, including infection, bleeding, and complications from anaesthesia

Minimal, includes mild headache, nausea, and temporary swelling

Health conditions

Brain tumours, spinal tumours, lung cancer, liver cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, head & neck tumours, etc.

Primary and secondary brain tumours, brain abscesses, aneurysms,

arteriovenous malformations (AVMs),

traumatic brain injury, hydrocephalus, etc.

Brain metastases,

primary brain tumours,

trigeminal neuralgia,

recurrent brain tumours,

certain functional disorders, etc. 

CyberKnife offers significant advantages in being non-invasive with minimal recovery time. It provides precise targeting of tumours, making it an excellent option over craniotomy and Gamma Knife for many patients. These benefits highlight its effectiveness in treating various tumours while minimising patient discomfort and downtime.

What are the Factors Affecting CyberKnife Treatment Cost?

The cost of CyberKnife treatment in India is influenced by the type of procedure, hospital fees, pre-and post-procedure care, etc. Some of the factors influencing the cost are mentioned below:

Pre-treatment evaluation

Costs for imaging studies (such as MRI, or CT scan), and other diagnostic tests such as blood tests, required before treatment add on to the total cost of CyberKnife treatment. 

Hospital location/city 

The cost of CyberKnife sessions can be affected by the quality and facilities of the hospital where it is performed. Hospitals with advanced technology, experienced staff, and specialised units may charge more.

Tumour size and location

Larger or more complex tumours may require longer or more sessions which can add to the cost of CyberKnife treatment.

Type of tumour and its severity

Different tumours may have different treatment protocols affecting duration and complexity. Complex tumours may require longer, more costly treatment. Severe conditions may involve risks and complications, necessitating extensive care and high-tech equipment.

Number of sessions

Some conditions may be treated in 3-5 sessions, while others might require multiple sessions, directly affecting the overall cost. If the tumour relapses, then CyberKnife can be performed next year to treat the minute recurred tumour.

Post-treatment care

The cost of follow-up imaging to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and any necessary rehabilitation or physiotherapy post-treatment influences the cost of the procedure.

Patients are encouraged to discuss these factors with their doctors to get a comprehensive understanding of the potential costs involved.

What are the Expenses for Pre and Post CyberKnife Sessions?

The costs associated with CyberKnife treatment in India can vary widely depending on the hospital, city, and specific patient needs. There are some pre-and post-surgical expenses included in the procedure, such as:

  • Pre-treatment expenses (Consultations, Blood tests, CT, MRI): INR 15,000 - INR 20,000 (USD 500 - USD 700)
  • Post-treatment expenses (Follow-up consultations, investigations, and medications): INR 4,000 - INR 5,000 (USD 200 - USD 300)

It is advisable to get a detailed cost estimate from the hospital before proceeding with the surgery to understand the specific expenses involved.

What are the Benefits of Choosing CyberKnife Treatment Despite the Cost?

CyberKnife is an effective radiation treatment option for cancer due to its ability to deliver highly concentrated doses of radiation, which offers a better chance of cure. This exceptional treatment option has the following advantages:

  • Convenience: Unlike traditional radiation, which is given in 40 sessions over 8-9 weeks, CyberKnife treatment requires 4-5 sessions. Since fewer treatments are required, patients also spend less time travelling to appointments.
  • Painless and non-invasive: CyberKnife does not inflict any pain or require invasive measures.
  • Frameless approach: Unlike traditional radiosurgery methods, the CyberKnife system does not require invasive head or body frames. This creates a more comfortable experience for patients and helps reduce anxiety and discomfort.
  • No anaesthesia required: Unlike conventional surgeries, CyberKnife treatments can be administered without the need for anaesthesia. This makes the entire process smoother and safer.
  • Outpatient procedure: CyberKnife treatments do not require prolonged hospital stays. Patients can receive treatment and return home on the same day, enhancing convenience and minimising disruption to their daily routines.
  • Minimal side effects: Since the treatment precisely plans radiation delivery to the affected part, less impact on the nearby organs ensures fewer side effects than other radiation therapies. 
  • Faster recovery: As the therapy requires no anaesthesia or hospitalisation, it offers faster recovery. You can get back to your daily activities and routine without delay.

There can be different considerations depending on your age and lifestyle. It is always important to have thorough conversations with your doctors about the possible advantages and disadvantages. 

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What is Involved in the Recovery After CyberKnife Treatment?

Recovery after CyberKnife treatment generally involves a relatively straightforward and less intensive process compared to traditional surgery or other forms of radiation therapy. Some key aspects involved in the recovery period following CyberKnife treatment include the following:

  • Most patients can go home the same day since the treatment is non-invasive and does not require anaesthesia.
  • Maintaining a balanced diet can aid recovery.
  • Patients can return to their normal activities within a day or two. 
  • Light activities are generally encouraged, but strenuous activities might be avoided for a few days.
  • Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the treatment's effectiveness. 
  • Any concerning symptoms or side effects should be reported immediately to the doctor. 
  • Regular imaging tests (MRI, CT scans) are conducted to monitor changes in the size and characteristics of the treated area.

Recovery after CyberKnife treatment is generally swift and involves minimal disruption to daily life. By adhering to follow-up schedules, monitoring symptoms, and maintaining open communication with your doctor, patients can effectively manage their recovery and optimise treatment outcomes.

Does Health Insurance Cover CyberKnife Treatment?

In India, health insurance policies cover almost all medical treatments. However, the extent of coverage and the specific terms can vary depending on the insurance provider and the policy details. 

It is important to verify the specifics of your policy, as coverage typically includes expenses like hospital stay, surgeon's fees, and anaesthesia fees. Detailed understanding and active communication with your insurance provider can help ensure that you receive the maximum possible coverage for these surgeries.

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Frequently Asked Qestions Related to Cyberknife Treatment Cost

CyberKnife is highly efficient for small, inoperable tumours which cannot be treated with surgery. It can treat various conditions, including brain tumours, spinal tumours, lung cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and certain non-cancerous conditions like trigeminal neuralgia and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).

CyberKnife treatment can be completed in 3-5 sessions over 1-2 weeks. Treatments are performed on an outpatient basis, with each session lasting for 30 to 90 minutes.

CyberKnife treatment is non-invasive and generally painless. You will lie on a comfortable treatment table while the robotic arm delivers the radiation. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure.

Yes, CyberKnife can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include surgery, chemotherapy, or other forms of radiation therapy. Your medical team will design a treatment plan based on diagnostic results.

Since the treatment sessions are OPD-based, the patient can take the sessions in the hospital and return home the same day. 

Whether you require surgery after CyberKnife treatment depends on several factors, including the type and location of the tumour or condition being treated. Have a detailed discussion with your doctor, as they can advise based on your latest medical condition.

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