For patients seeking alternatives to surgery for the treatment of cancerous tumors, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers non-surgical treatments called cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). These techniques are often combined with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. RFA works especially well for small to medium sized tumors. In most cases, people who receive cryoablation and RFA can go home the same day as the procedure.
The procedures are performed by a medical doctor called an interventional radiologist. For more information, call 718-780-5870.
RFA has also shown great promise in managing severe or chronic pain. This includes lower back (or lumbar) pain, certain types of spinal arthritis, and post-traumatic pain (or whiplash). For more information, call 718-246-8610.