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Cryoablation services offered in Greenwood Village and Windsor, CO


About Cryoablation

Cryoablation destroys abnormal tissue, including cancerous tumors, by using a freezing gas. At RIA Endovascular in Greenwood Village and Windsor, Colorado, the interventional radiologists perform minimally invasive cryoablation to treat a wide range of diseases — from kidney tumors to bone pain. For innovative treatments from a skilled and experienced team, call today or use the online booking button to schedule a consultation to learn more about cryoablation.

Cryoablation Q&A

What is cryoablation?

Cryoablation, also called targeted cryoablation therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a freezing gas to destroy unhealthy tissue. 

The interventional radiologists at RIA Endovascular use a special probe called a cryoprobe that delivers intense cold to the targeted area, freezing and destroying the tissue. Cryoablation is a safe and effective treatment that destroys diseased tissue without surgery. 

What can cryoablation treat?

Cryoablation treats many conditions, including abnormal moles, warts, and heart arrhythmia (an abnormal heartbeat). The team at RIA Endovascular primarily uses cryoablation to treat:

  • Kidney tumors
  • Lung tumors
  • Chest tumors
  • Liver tumors
  • Cervical cancer

They also perform the minimally invasive procedure as a palliative treatment for bone pain. 

Cryoablation is often recommended for patients who are unable to have surgery to remove their tumor.

What can I expect during cryoablation?

Your skilled interventional radiologist at RIA Endovascular customizes your cryoablation procedure plan and reviews the details at your presurgical consultation. 

For most patients, the team performs the procedure at their outpatient interventional radiology suite. However, some patients may need overnight care following treatment depending on the location and size of the tumor and may have cryoablation at a hospital.

Your interventional radiologist may administer a sedative to help you relax and minimize pain during your cryoablation. They also inject a local anesthetic at the site of the treatment.

Once you’re prepped, the interventional radiologist inserts the cryoprobe through your skin and advances it to the tumor by using X-ray-guided imaging. They touch the tumor with the probe, freezing and destroying the tissue. 

The interventional radiologist removes the probe, closes the incision site, and sends you to the recovery area for monitoring.

Why should I consider cryoablation?

You should consider cryoablation if you have a cancerous tumor and traditional surgical treatment to remove it isn’t an option. Cryoablation is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that can relieve your pain and any other symptoms that develop from your tumor.

Cryoablation also has a high success rate at preventing further growth of tumors and spreading of cancer cells. You can also expect a quick recovery with minimal postsurgical pain. 

Call RIA Endovascular today or book your cryoablation consultation online.