Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation

Introduction

Ablation is a localized procedure by which a tumor is primarily treated causing cell destruction and tumor shrinkage.

Procedures

RF Ablation is usually performed percutaneously, under conscious sedation or preferably under general anaesthesia. It can also be performed laparoscopically or intraoperatively under general anesthesia...

Indications

RFA is done alone, or in combination with other treatments.

It can be used to treat small/ large tumours since it can be applied several times with no side effects and minimal complications. It may be indicated in the following:

Advantages
  • Offers a non-surgical method of treatment
  • Minimal discomfort to the patient
  • Quick, safe and economical
  • Short hospital stay, sometimes done as a daycare procedure
  • Offers a practical alternative in inoperable patients