Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment Offered at Mercy Medical Center

Radiofrequency Ablation - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy’s cancer doctors in Baltimore, Maryland, offer radiofrequency ablation as a treatment option for patients who have liver tumors that are not able to be removed with surgery.

What is Radiofrequency Ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive, image-guided technique that destroys abnormal cells. Using high-frequency electrical energy, radiofrequency ablation destroys the abnormal cells before they become cancerous. Radiofrequency ablation is performed in an outpatient setting.

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How is Radiofrequency Ablation performed?

Radiofrequency ablation is performed by inserting a thin needle through the skin and into the tumor. The high-frequency electrical energy that passes through the needle heats and destroys the tumor. This technique destroys the targeted cancer cells while protecting nearby healthy cells.

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Who should receive Radiofrequency Ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is most often used for small tumors of the liver and may be used in conjunction with surgery where patients have multiple tumors.

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What are the advantages of Radiofrequency Ablation?

Patients who receive radiofrequency ablation typically experience the following:

  • Fewer complications and risk
  • Minimally invasive with no skin incision
  • Minimal to little or no pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
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