European Radiosurgery Centre Munich
About the hospital
European Radiosurgery Centre Munich is one of the world’s leading centers for radiosurgery. It was the first CyberKnife center in Germany when it opened in cooperation with the University Clinic Munich (LMU) and the AOK Bavaria on July 1, 2005. The Centre is located in the Hadern district in Munich, close to the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University Clinic. Medical services are provided following the worldwide Radiosurgery Society quality standards.
The more-than-20-year-old medical experience of the Centre is based on more than 10,000 courses of treatment since 2005. Overall more than 11,000 patients have been treated in the Centre since 1994. The staff consists of 21 experts, including 3 leading physicians and a team of medical physicists.
Since 2013 the Center has been using the latest generation of CyberKnife technology (CyberKnife M6). In addition, the newest InCise 2 Multileaf Collimator is in operation for the first time, allowing a more comprehensive range of tumors to be treated, and patients benefit from even shorter treatment times. Additionally, the Center offers ZAP-X technology, the next step in non-invasive brain tumor treatment. Around 200 publications and articles by hospital physicians document data, among others, on the Precision, Efficacy, Reliability, and Patient Comfort of CyberKnife Tumor Treatment. In addition to the close and formal cooperation with the University of Munich (LMU), the hospital works with Stanford University in California, USA, where Professor John A. Adler invented the Cyberknife.
The department of adult and pediatric radiosurgery forms the Centre. Radiosurgery (stereotactic radiosurgery) is a method of radiotherapy with exact targeting, mainly used in cancer treatment. Treatment includes the latest CyberKnife radiosurgery, GammaKnife, and even more advanced ZAP-X technology for brain tumors.
In what diseases can Cyberknife be effective?
As a rule, tumors in all body parts can be treated with CyberKnife. However, the latest medical technology makes it possible to treat even very irregularly shaped tumors in critical brain areas, such as the optic or auditory nerve, without damaging these sensitive brain areas.
Can I have ZAP-X therapy at European Radiosurgery Centre in Munich?
ZAP-X is one of the therapy options at the European Radiosurgery Center Munich and is an outpatient alternative or addition to classical surgery or conventional radiation. ZAP-X can target submillimeter tumors such as acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, or brain metastases.
What does the Cyberknife radiosurgery course include?
The course of treatment includes the first interview, imaging, treatment planning, actual precision irradiation, and scheduled check-ups. The innovative CyberKnife technology makes it possible to treat the tumor on an outpatient basis, which makes it much more comfortable for patients.
Doctor in European Radiosurgery Centre Munich
About the city
Munich is a beautiful city in Bavaria, the southern part of Germany. It is the third-biggest city in Germany after Berlin and Hamburg. Munich is known for its cultural, scientific, and business advances. Some of the most famous brands based in Munich include Oktoberfest, BMW, Siemens, and MAN.
The city is rightfully considered a great tourist attraction in any season. Marienplatz's central square is stunning before Christmas for its holiday markets. Oktoberfest is held from the end of September - to the beginning of October and is perhaps the most famous annual cultural tradition in Germany. It is a beer festival that includes traditional and modern carnival amusements. For the warm weather, there are the Olympic Park - a sports center built for the 1972 Summer Olympics, and the Englischer Garten, the largest city park in the country.
Munich is leading in science and technology, is considered the IT capital of Germany, and houses the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. The Bavarian State Library is the biggest in Germany and one of the most important in Europe. Medicine in Munich has developed accordingly: two leading medical faculties and around 350 companies are involved in medical technology and research. The leading hospitals include the University Hospital Rehts der Isar of the Technical University (TUM) Munich and the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich are considered among the best hospitals in the world. Additionally, there are plenty of smaller facilities: Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich, Dermatology Centre Prof. Braun-Falco Munich, etc.
To sum up, Munich is a fantastic city both as a tourist attraction and an economic center. It incorporates historical, traditional heritage with high-tech advancements that are developed daily in the city. Munich offers interesting sites for almost any taste, for any season of the year.