Radio-Frequency Ablation

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Provides a Multitude of Advanced, Minimally Invasive Treatment Options

Patients seeking consultation at UH Seidman Cancer Center will receive all the vital information necessary in selecting the appropriate prostate cancer treatments. Radiofrequency ablation is one of many minimally invasive therapies performed by our expert team of radiologists and oncologists for the treatment of various genitourinary cancers, including prostate cancer.

What is Radiofrequency Ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation destroys diseased cells through radiofrequency energy that heats the targeted tissue. The energy is deployed through a tiny probe that is inserted into small incisions close to the tumor. Radiofrequency ablation may be a treatment alternative when surgery is not likely to be successful or has failed, or when the patient's other medical conditions increase the risks involved with having surgery.

Possible advantages of radiofrequency ablation include:

  • Minimally invasive, with no skin incision
  • Effective treatment for small cancers
  • Minimal risk to the patient
  • Little or no pain
  • Minimal hospital stay
  • Procedure can be repeated if the cancer reappears

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