Leading edge treatment for tumor ablations
Ascension Providence Rochester â€“ Tumor Ablation Program
The Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital Tumor Ablation Program is one of the most comprehensive, multi-organ cancer removal programs in Southeast Michigan.
Cryoablation Consult: 844-462-2462
Tumor Ablation Program
Tumor ablation is a minimally invasive option for the thorough destruction of cancerous tumors in nearly any area of the body. Ablation is an outpatient procedure, similar to a needle biopsy, performed under CT scan and ultrasound guidance. This is a targeted treatment, which concentrates on cancerous tumors, while preserving healthy tissue.
Tumor ablation can be performed with either heat or cold, optimally using microwave or cryotechnology. Cryoablation, or freezing, can be used to treat benign tumors, such as breast fibroadenomas, chest/abdominal wall desmoids and endometriosis of the abdominal wall.
Image-guided tumor ablation can treat many cancerous tumors as thoroughly as other treatment options with potentially less pain, less risk, faster recovery time and lower recurrence rates. Tumor ablation can be a treatment option for those with inoperable cancers or tumors, and for high-risk patients such as those with obesity, poor heart/lung status, or those with one kidney.
The program is led by Peter Littrup, MD, an Interventional Radiologist and widely recognized scientist in medical imaging. Dr. Littrup has treated more than 1,000 patients with breast, lung, liver, kidney and soft tissue tumors.
Contact Dr. Littrup
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Littrup, call Central Scheduling at 844-462-2462 and request a “cryoablation consult."