A detailed look at the various types of Focal Ablation therapy of the prostate

Wavelength Medical specializes in Focal Ablation.

Focal ablation therapy of the prostate gland destroys the tumor without removing the entire gland. We destroy the tumor by heating it, cooling it, or shrinking it until it dies. Only specific patients are good candidates for this therapy.

 

Freeze the Tumor

  • Cryotherapy: freezing the tumor with ultra short and strong electrical fields

Heat the Tumor

  • Focal laser ablation (FLA): heating the tumor with highly focused, precise, and accurate laser energy
  • Microwave ablation: heating the tumor with electromagnetic waves of 300 MHz to 300 GHz
  • Radiofrequency ablation: heating the tumor with electromagnetic waves of 350 kHz to 500 kHz

Shrink the Tumor

  • Irreversible electroporation (IRE): shrinking the tumor to death with ultra short and strong electrical fields