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The information below is not meant to substitute a physician's assessment of your clinical condition. Only a specialist physician can determine if tumor ablation is an appropriate treatment for a patient.

Consult your doctor for additional information.

Are you or a loved one a suitable candidate for radiofrequency tumor ablation?
A patient's suitability for a radiofrequency tumor ablation depends on a variety of factors including the patient's overall health, the number and location of tumors, the size of these and the distance to other organs or blood vessels among other factors. RF ablation may be used in combination with other treatments. Consult your doctor to determine appropriate treatment options.

What to expect
You will be sedated or asleep during the procedure. Using a variety of imaging tools such as ultrasound ecography, CT scans and MRI images, the physician will locate the tumor and the main vessels and anatomical structures in the target area. The InCircle™ device will be accurately placed in the target area with our proprietary placement method and the electrodes will be deployed. Sufficient energy will be applied to the target zone to denature and destroy the tumor and a margin of tissue around it. After a few minutes, once the ablation is complete, the device will be removed, the site inspected for any bleeding and the access port closed.

In some cases patients may feel discomfort in the treated area or a slight fever after the procedure.

If needed, your physician may prescribe medicine to diminish symptoms over time. Some patients may be sent home on the same day while others may be kept overnight for observation.

While RF ablation procedures have been routinely used safely and effectively for many years now, all clinical interventions entail some level of risk. Your physician will discuss with you any possible risks and the likelihood of complications occurring for your particular circumstances.




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