Ablation uses heat, cold or electric current to destroy tumors during minimally invasive procedures. It can help when standard surgery alone is not enough or is not appropriate. Ablation is a low-risk option for kidney, liver and pancreatic cancer.
Your doctor performs ablation with minimally invasive surgery or a special needle inserted through the skin, guided by imaging. Most treatments take place as an outpatient procedure or with an overnight hospital stay. You recover quickly, allowing you to move on to any other needed therapy. You can also undergo ablation again later if tumors reappear.
At Aurora Health Care, you receive the care and options you need for effective ablation therapy:
Using your goals and personalized treatment plan, your team recommends the best ablation option for your needs. These options include:
Ablation can help treat certain cancers: