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Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is one of several types of ablation therapy when surgery for certain types of cancer is not a good option. It is a minimally invasive treatment. Guided by imaging techniques, the doctor inserts a thin needle through the skin and into the tumor. High-frequency electrical energy delivered through this needle heats and destroys the tumor. Months after the procedure, dead cells turn into a harmless scar. RFA can be used to treat certain types of cancers in the liver, bone, kidney, lung and other locations, destroying cancer cells while preserving surrounding healthy cells. Whether you are a good candidate for RFA depends on several issues, such as the size and location of your tumor. In most cases, only a single RFA treatment is necessary for any given tumor. The RFA technique appears to be best for tumors less than 5 centimeters in size.

Types of RFA Procedures:

There are several approaches used and the best approach for you is decided by the team at the Liver Cancer Center depending on the size, location and number of the tumor:
  • Percutaneous approach (through a small needle puncture on the skin)
  • Laparoscopic approach (several small key hole incisions)
  • Open RFA (an abdominal incision), it is used when minimally invasive surgery is not appropriate
  • Combined open liver resection and RFA (In some cases, superficial tumors can be wedged out or resected, while deeper lesions can be destroyed by RFA, thereby preserving most of the liver tissue)
The RFA procedure takes about 30 minutes to two hours depending on the size and the number of the tumor. The hospital stay for the percutaneous and the laparoscopic approach is for one day where as for the open approach the stay can be for two to four days. RFA is generally well-tolerated with minimal to no pain after the treatment. Some people will experience a low-grade fever for a few days after the procedure. There is a very low risk of bleeding or infection after the treatment.

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