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Cancer Surgery. Without Surgery.

We are here with you for fast, focused care. Introducing the Varian Edge radiosurgery system - a minimally invasive cancer treatment technology that targets and breaks up tumors with power and precision and no incision needed.

Varian Edge radiosurgery system
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The Edge Radiosurgery System for cancer treatment

HSHS St. John’s Cancer Center now offers a non-invasive alternative to conventional surgery. Using the new, state-of-the-art Varian Edge radiosurgery system, patients can expect a more comfortable experience through a non-invasive procedure with no incision needed. With the Edge radiosurgery system, a wide range of tumors that are typically difficult to reach with traditional surgery can be targeted and treated with power and precision.

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The Edge difference

The Edge® radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems offers a new line of defense in the fight against cancer. Using advanced cancer treatment technology, the Edge® system offers patients a fast, effective surgical option for treating tumors without incisions or the need for overnight hospital stays. It may be used to treat tumors found in the lung, prostate, brain, spine and other areas throughout the body. The Edge Radiosurgery system uses a real-time tumor tracking system so clinicians can detect slight tumor movement, thus potentially minimizing the radiation dose to surrounding healthy tissue.

Patient sitting on Varian Edge radiosurgery system as doctor explains procedure

Why choose the Edge Radiosurgery system

  • Edge’s precision beam provides surgeons with the agility to treat tumors that are typically difficult to reach surgically. 
  • Edge protects surrounding healthy tissue by using advanced motion management techniques that help detect even slight tumor movement.
  • Edge patients are able to continue with their daily lives because treatment sessions typically last less than an hour and require neither hospital stays nor incisions. 
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HSHS Proud Partners in care

In partnership with the radiation oncology specialists of Springfield Clinic, HSHS St. John's Cancer Center, is proud to bring this innovative treatment options to our patients in the region.

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