Monday, February 9, 2009

Doc shares FMH experience at national conference

first hand experience from a Frederick News-Post article:

>>Much of Dr. Paul Chomiak's day revolves around a $6 million machine.


Chomiak has become used to travel: He said he's on the road once every two months, presenting the history of the CyberKnife and the patient outcomes he has seen. Most recently, he shared his experiences from both Sinai and FMH at the annual Society of Thoracic Surgeons conference, held in San Francisco in January.

The FMH CyberKnife Center is part of an international trial studying the effectiveness of the CyberKnife versus traditional lobectomy to treat lung cancer.

Chomiak is passionate about using and sharing the new technology.

Though it's relatively new, the CyberKnife could transform the practice of cancer treatment, he said.

"The outcomes have been wonderful," he said. "We're heading toward the CyberKnife being used for all cancers. There's literally no down time, and the risks are minimal."

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