Cryoabaltion is predominantly used in the treatment of inoperable kidney cancers. Under normal circumstances, kidney tumors are surgically removed; however in some patients the surgical approach is not possible. Cryoablation probe that is inserted through the skin using a CT scanner for guidance. Cryoablation uses an extremely cold gas to freeze the tumor and destroy it. This technique has been used for many years by surgeons in the operating room, but in the last few years, the needles have become small enough to be used by interventional radiologists through a small nick in the skin.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has interventional radiologists experienced in all aspects of image guided Cryoablation.
To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please call the Interventional Radiology Clinic at 202-444-5478