Cryotherapy, which utilizes extreme cold to destroy abnormal cells or diseased tissue, has expanded greatly in recent years to address various conditions within the human body. At Florida Hospital, we’ve incorporated this highly effective treatment method into our minimally invasive surgical offerings, which allows us to precisely target a problem area while leaving healthy tissues around it untouched. Request an appointment with one of our specialist today.
What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a procedure that involves killing cancer cells by freezing them and surrounding them with ice crystals. Tiny needles are placed directly into the tumor then argon gases are passed through the needles and exchanged with helium gases. This causes a freezing and warming cycle. A urethral warming catheter keeps the urethra warm throughout the procedure to prevent the urethra from freezing. For prostate treatment, the needles are often inserted using transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided technology.