RFAMD is the premier global network for ablation doctors, featuring patient resources and the latest news, research, and events about ablation therapy.
Ablation therapy provides patients treatment without the risk of surgery — and preserves quality of life.
WHAT IS ABLATION?
Ablation therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that destroys abnormal tissue, benign or malignant in some cases; used to treat tumors in the lung, breast, thyroid, and liver. The procedure is low-risk and helps preserve quality of life for patients.
Types of ablation include radiofrequency and microwave.
RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA)
RFA is a minimally invasive technique that shrinks the size of tumors, nodules or other growths in the body. RFA is used to treat a range of conditions, including benign and malignant tumors, chronic venous insufficiency in the legs, as well as chronic back and neck pain.
MICROWAVE ABLATION (MWA)
Microwave ablation (MWA) is a minimally-invasive treatment for cancer. MWA uses ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide placement of a needle-like probe into a tumor. MWA uses microwaves to heat and destroy the tumor. Doctors use MWA for the same indications as RFA.
If you do not see an RFA doctor listed on the RFAMD directory you may contact RFAMD via chat or by using the contact form.