CyberKnife FAQs


Targeted radiation, fewer treatments.

CyberKnife FAQs

We know you have questions. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about CyberKnife.


Q: Do I need a referral to come to the HealthEast CyberKnife Center?

A: No, you do not need a referral to be seen at the HealthEast CyberKnife Center. It is recommended, though, that you check with your insurance company to find out if they require a referral.

Q: Is CyberKnife® treatment covered by insurance?

A: Yes, it is covered by most insurance carriers. Please check with your carrier for specific information and to find out about any pre-authorization requirements.

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651-232-3111 or toll-free 1-866-747-1123

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Q: Will CyberKnife make my hair fall out?

A: No, it will not make your hair fall out.

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Q: Will CyberKnife burn my skin?

A: While CyberKnife uses very targeted radiation, it will not burn your skin.

Q: How long does treatment take?

A: While your appointment may take a couple hours, the CyberKnife treatment itself usually lasts between 30 and 90 minutes. The length of treatment depends on your condition and where on your body you are getting treatment.

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: Most patients need between one and five treatments, depending on their condition. Your doctor will discuss this with you.

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Q: What conditions can be treated with CyberKnife?

A: Go here to learn about conditions that can be treated with CyberKnife.

Q: How is CyberKnife different from other stereotactic radiosurgery options?

A: See how CyberKnife compares to other options here.

Q: How will I feel after treatment?

A: Many patients are able to resume daily activities immediately after treatment. However, you should not drive the day of treatment if you have taken a sedative.

Q: Where is the HealthEast CyberKnife Center located?

A: The HealthEast CyberKnife Center is located at St. Joseph's Hospital in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.

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St. Joseph's Hospital

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Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1853, St. Joseph's is proud to hold the distinction as Minnesota's first hospital.

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