Thermal ablation of Tumor

What is Thermal Ablation? Thermal ablation is a technique that employs heat or cold to destroy tumors in various parts of the body. The heat-based therapies are Microwave ablation [MWA] and Radiofrequency ablation [RFA]. cryoablation is the freezing of the cancer tissue. How do I perform Thermal Ablation? I perform tumor ablation using image guidance…

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What is Transarterial Chemoembolization [TACE]?

Transarterial Chemoembolization [TACE] is a minimally invasive treatment for liver cancer, in which small particles are soaked with chemotherapy and then injected directly into the liver cancer. It is the most widely used treatment for unresectable hepatocellular cancer [HCC]. It is also used for the treatment of metastatic liver cancers. What is the rationale for…

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization/ Uterine Artery Embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization [Ufe] Reasons To Do? Fibroids are tumors that come from smooth muscle in a woman’s womb (uterus) of reproductive age. There are many causes of fibroids including, genetics mutations, sex hormones, growth hormones, and vitamin deficiency. Women who wait a long time to have children, obese and black have been known to…

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What is Prostate Artery Embolization [PAE]?

Prostate Artery Embolization [PAE] is a minimally invasive procedure for men who have severe symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH] and who have failed conservative and medical treatment. It is a same-day procedure that involves placing a catheter directly into the prostate artery and injecting tiny beads to shrink a prostate of any size. The…

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