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Microwave Ablation

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Microwave Ablation

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Microwave Ablation is a fast, precise treatment for tumors, in some patients. It is minimally invasive and is performed as a same-day procedure.

During the treatment, a small probe is inserted through the skin, guided to the target, and location is confirmed with imaging. Electromagnetic waves are delivered through the probe — heating the target area to >60°C and killing the tissue.

When the ablation is complete, the physician slowly removes the probe and places a small bandage over the site of the insertion. The process takes about between 1-2 hours, with only 5-10 minutes of active microwave ablation time. And because it is less invasive than other treatments, there is less discomfort and normal activity can be resumed quickly.

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