Crittenton launches Tumor Ablation Program – most comprehensive, multi-organ ablation program in Michigan
Crittenton is now offering Tumor Ablation, a minimally invasive option for thorough destruction of cancerous tumors in nearly any area of the body. An outpatient procedure, ablation is similar to a needle biopsy but is performed under CT Scan and/or ultrasound guidance for tumor visualization. Tumor ablation can be performed either with heat or cold, optimally using microwave or cryotechnology. Cryoblation can also 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 less pain, less risk, faster recovery time, and lower recurrence rates. Tumor ablation can also be an option 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, pioneering Interventional Radiologist and globally recognized scientist in medical imaging. Three patients have already been treated with tumor ablation at Crittenton – 2 small kidney tumors and a large adrenal metastasis. Dr. Littrup has treated over 1,000 patients with lung, liver, kidney and soft tissue tumors.
For more information, please call Crittenton Centralized Scheduling at 844-462-2462.