Being the pioneer of Pakistan’s 1st Spine Centre GTTH is starting a new Robotic Radio Surgery Unit (CyberKnife) which will be the 2nd in Pakistan. The Construction has already been started in Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital for CyberKnife Robotic Surgery unit.
Allhumdullilah Ghurki Hospital has achieved another milestone in the shape of CYBER KNIFE (Robotic Radio Surgery Unit) We are doing our best by providing State of the Art facilities to poor-stricken community and we aim to provide free treatment to every deserving human who cannot afford such expensive treatment in other hospitals.
The CyberKnife System is a non-invasive treatment for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and other conditions where radiation therapy is indicated. It is used to treat conditions throughout the body, including tumors of the Prostate, Lung, Brain, Spine, Head and Neck, Liver, Pancreas, Kidney, and certain gynecologic indications, and can be an alternative to surgery or for some patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors. The CyberKnife System is the only fully robotic radiation delivery system. The robotic design, coupled with real-time imaging, enable the CyberKnife System to deliver a maximum dose of radiation directly to the tumor from many different angles with sub-millimeter precision. The CyberKnife System does this by tracking and automatically adjusting for tumor or patient movement during treatment to minimize radiation exposure to healthy organs and tissues.
Number of Cyberknife system around the world & per patient cost
According to the Dawn Newspaper report only 250 Cyberknife are installed around the world. A Cyber knife operation can cost in Europe/USA varies from USD 50,000 to 90, 000, which is quite expensive for most of the patients.
Number of Cyberknife system in Pakistan
This technology is available in Jinnah Hospital (Karachi) and second will be in Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital (Lahore)
Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital, headed by
Dr. Fatima Batool
Dr. Fatima Batool
Rizwan Hameed Chaudhary
Senior Medical Physicist