Overview

Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive procedure to treat prostate and renal abnormalities. It is an alternative therapy to major surgery. Cryoblation has many advantages including: quick recovery, minimal risk of bleeding, and preservation of healthy tissue. A thin insulated applicator, cryoprobe, is inserted into abnormal tissue thru your skin. Liquid nitrogen circulates thru this probe to freeze and kill diseased tissue.

How to prepare for the procedure

Cryosurgery is performed under anesthesia. When preparing to have a procedure performed under anesthesia you can expect to start fasting the night prior to your procedure. Please consult with your surgeon to discuss the pre-operative testing which may include; blood work, chest x-ray, EKG, discontinuation of medications, and clearance for other medical reasons. The procedure will be done either at the office or outpatient surgery center.

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