Arteriovenous Malformation Treatment

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Arteriovenous Malformation Treatment in Columbus

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) can be a complex medical condition. At Columbus CyberKnife, we understand the challenges you face.

Our center offers a revolutionary approach to AVM treatment with the CyberKnife, a non-invasive radiation therapy system.

This technology utilizes advanced robotics and real-time imaging to target your AVM with exceptional precision, minimizing damage to healthy tissue.

What is Arteriovenous Malformation?

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare condition that involves an abnormal connection between arteries and veins, bypassing the capillary system. This can occur anywhere in the body but is most commonly found in the brain or spine. The direct connections between high-pressure arteries and low-pressure veins create a risk of bleeding because veins are not structured to handle such high pressures.

The exact cause of AVM is not well understood, but it appears to be mostly congenital, meaning people are born with it. It’s believed to develop during embryonic or fetal development and isn’t typically inherited in families, which suggests the condition arises from random occurrences during blood vessel formation.

Some genetic factors may increase the risk of AVM, but these are considered rare. Environmental risk factors have not been firmly established, suggesting the condition’s emergence is mostly sporadic.

Symptoms and complications of AVM can include, headaches and seizures, hemorrhage, and neurological issues including muscle weakness, numbness, or even vision problems.

What is the CyberKnife Treatment?

CyberKnife offers a revolutionary approach to radiation therapy, empowering you to fight cancer with exceptional precision and minimal disruption to your life. Here’s what sets the CyberKnife apart:

Sub-millimeter Accuracy: This advanced robotic system delivers highly focused radiation beams, minimizing damage to healthy tissue surrounding the tumor.

Reduced Risk: The CyberKnife’s precision translates to a lower risk of complications compared to traditional radiation therapy.

Outpatient Convenience: No hospital stay is required! Treatments are delivered on an outpatient basis, allowing you to return home and resume daily activities quickly.

Fewer Treatment Sessions: The CyberKnife requires significantly fewer sessions (typically 5 compared to 40 with traditional therapy), making it a more convenient and time-saving option.

Benefits of the CyberKnife for AVM Patients

The CyberKnife system is particularly beneficial for treating arteriovenous malformations within sensitive or hard-to-reach areas in the brain and spinal cord.

  • Non-Surgical: The CyberKnife treatment is non-invasive, meaning no incisions are made, reducing the risk of infections and complications associated with surgery.
  • Pinpoint Accuracy: It utilizes advanced robotics and real-time imaging to target AVMs accurately, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues.
  • True Robotic Delivery Precision: The system’s robotic arm can move around the patient, delivering radiation from thousands of angles, which helps in achieving optimal results.
  • Real-Time Motion Synchronization: It adjusts for patient movement, ensuring accurate targeting throughout the treatment, which is critical for brain and spinal applications.

Columbus CyberKnife for AVM Treatment

At Columbus CyberKnife, we understand that an AVM diagnosis can be overwhelming. That’s why we offer not just advanced technology, but a comprehensive support system to guide you through every step of your treatment and recovery.

Expertise and Experience: Our team of radiation oncologists are experts in using CyberKnife technology and are deeply committed to providing each patient with personalized care.

Patient-Centered Care: We believe in treating our patients with the utmost respect and compassion, ensuring they are comfortable and informed throughout their treatment journey.

Advanced Technology: Columbus CyberKnife is at the forefront of radiation therapy technology, providing treatments that are not only effective but also safe and fast.

Schedule a Consultation Today

To learn more about arteriovenous malformation treatment at Columbus CyberKnife or to schedule a consultation, please contact us.

Our team is ready to provide you with the care and support you need to manage your condition effectively.


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Age 35

The average age of diagnosis for an AVM is 35.

≈ 80%

The 5-year survival rate for patients with AVMs is around 80%.