Women and Men from Vancouver and all across B.C. choose False Healthcare Centre because of board-certified surgeons Dr. Charles Scudamore and Dr. Donald Cooke. Our team of General surgeons has years of experience and excellence in performing radiofrequency ablation procedures.
Tumor ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for cancer that is designed to kill cancer cells by heating and destroying them. This procedure is an alternative to open surgery when such surgery is not a viable option for patients, often when other medical conditions increase the risk of complications.
What to Expect
During a tumor ablation procedure, your surgeon, guided by CT or ultrasound, inserts a thin needle through the skin and into the tumour. Electrical energy is delivered to the target area through this needle heating and destroying the tumour. The procedure is performed under a general anaesthesia.
In most cases, a tumour can be adequately treated with one tumor ablation session. The total procedure takes less than one hour and afterwards patients spend a night at our centre and can return home the next day. The procedure can be repeated if new cancer appears.
If you are ready to discuss your surgery needs with our board certified surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care coordinator will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Pre and post-operative ca
- Potential risks and complications