RADIO FREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA) AND MICROWAVE ABLATION (MWA)
Experts at RGCIRC have pioneered the technique of Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) and Microwave ablation (MWA) to treat tumors. We were the first to introduce this revolutionary technology and so far we have treated more than 1000 patients.
RFA/MWA is a relatively new treatment modality in cancer where thermal energy is used to kill cancerous tissue. It is a technique that causes cancer tissue death by a process of heating. RFA/MWA has been specially used to liver cancer treatment. It is very successful in small primary liver cancers as well as metastatic liver cancers. Expert team at RGCI&RC has deployed this technique to treat primary and secondary lung tumors, bone tumors treatment, and small kidney tumors, and have had good success rates. Painful bony metastases can be treated and bone strengthening can be done with cementoplasty in the same sitting.
Please consult your doctor to know if you will benefit from RFA/MWA.
Often RFA/MWA is combined with chemotherapy for better results. In many situations RFA is a painless alternative to surgery without the trauma and hospitalization. Sometimes your medical condition may not allow you to undergo surgery. In these circumstances, RFA/MWA is an ideal technique. It requires hospitalization for a day and does not require general anaesthesia. The procedure can easily be done under conscious sedation or monitored anaesthesia. You will have to undergo some tests before the procedure and will be discharged the day after RFA.
If you have a small liver cancer of less than 5cm in size or small metastases to the liver from colon, breast or other cancers you may well be a candidate for RFA/MWA.
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