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Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia

Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia

Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia: Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia involves killing abnormal, precancerous or cancerous cells within the lining of the esophagus with an image-guided probe and emitting heat-generating radiowaves; the heat kills the cells, which leads to fibrosis and scar tissue. Radiofrequency ablation may be considered a nonsurgical alternative to esophagectomy.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia:

Other Surgical Options: Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia may include:

  • Local anesthetic and sedation or general anesthetic

Procedure Complications: Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia

Possible surgical complications of Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good. Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus may be combined with endoscopic mucosal resection.

Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia: Two to four days.

Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Radiofrequency ablation for esophageal dysplasia) include:

  • BARRX
  • RFA
  • Radiofrequency thermal ablation
  • Percutaneous image-guided radiofrequency ablation
  • Radiofrequency hypothermic tumor ablation therapy

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