Targeted Cold Therapy for Pain Relief

If you’re living with pain and seeking a minimally invasive solution, Cryoablation may offer the relief you’ve been searching for. This innovative procedure uses extreme cold to target and alleviate pain, helping you regain control of your life.

How Does Cryoablation Work?

During the procedure, a thin, specialized probe is inserted into the affected area. This probe emits freezing temperatures, effectively freezing and destroying nerve tissue responsible for transmitting pain signals. By interrupting the pain pathway, Cryoablation provides significant pain relief, making it a valuable option for individuals dealing with various chronic pain conditions. This minimally invasive approach minimizes discomfort and promotes a quicker recovery, offering patients an opportunity to regain control over their lives and improve their overall well-being.

Bone Cryoablation

Bone is the most common site of metastatic cancer. Bone metastasis are associated with bone pain resulting in significant decreased physical function and quality of life. External beam radiation therapy is the standard for treatment of patients with painful bone metastases, along with opioids and non-opioid analgesics. Unfortunately, the time to pain relief for radiation therapy is 1-2 months and for many patients the pain can persist after radiation therapy. Cryoablation for painful bone metastases allows for rapid and durable pain palliation.

bone cryoablation

Lung Cryoablation

Percutaneous cryoablation (PCA) is a tool for treating primary and metastatic lung tumors. Typically, patients are non-surgical candidates with primary non-small cell or oligometastatic lung cancer. Lung cryoablation preserves pulmonary function, offers repeatability for future metastases, and can treat multiple lung tumors during a single treatment. Unlike other ablative treatments, cryoablation provides excellent local tumor control. Patients typically have a short hospital stay and report low incidence of pre-procedural and post-procedural pain.

Efficacy of Cryoablation on Metastatic Lung Tumors with a 5-Year Follow-up

Study objective

  • The primary objective was to assess 5-year local control of CA in lung tumors of 3.5 cm or less in patients with pulmonary metastatic disease
  • Secondary objectives to evaluate cancer-specific and overall survival, as well as evaluate changes in quality of life (QoL) over a five-year period

Key results

Local Tumor Control Rates

Freedom from local progression

Patients free from local progression without additional locoregional treatment at the index lesion.

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78.2% freedom of local progression at 5 years

Nerve Cryoablation

Due to the opioid crisis, there is a growing need for alternate pain palliation methods for hard-to-treat neuropathies. Because of this, Interventional Radiologists (IRs) are playing an increasing role in the pain management space. The IR’s ability to access normally unreachable nervous system structures, visualize and monitor ablation zones, and induce predictable neuroregeneration in clinical settings has unlocked a multitude of opportunities.

Interventional Radiologists must be aware of key nerve targets, have an in-depth understanding of which patients are candidates for image-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis (PCA), and the differentiators between cryoablation and heat or alcohol-based neurolysis.

  • Pudendal Nerve
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Dorsal Neuropathies
  • Limb Neuroma
  • Celiac Plexus
  • Trigeminal Nerve
  • Spanchnic Nerve
Nerve Cryoablation

Minimally Invasive

Small incisions mean less discomfort and faster recovery.

Precision Pain Relief

Targeted therapy addresses the source of pain.

Improved Quality of Life

Reduced pain often leads to better daily functioning and well-being.

Why Choose VIP SPECIALISTS for Cryoablation?

Our team of experienced physicians is dedicated to providing personalized care for patients seeking relief from pain. We use advanced technology and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes. If you’re living with pain and searching for a minimally invasive solution, contact us today for a consultation.

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