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Radiofrequency ablation

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The overall rating of clinics where Radiofrequency ablation can be performed, based on Bookimed patients experience.

Radiofrequency ablation is an impact of high-energy radio-waves on tumour tissues. It results in heating of the cells to high temperature and their further destruction. After performing of RFA at place of the procedure will occur a small scar.

This is a minimally invasive method which does not require general anesthesia and surgical incisions. It is used:

  • as main treatment;
  • as alternative to surgery;
  • as treatment for symptoms relief.

Types of radiofrequency ablation

Depending on the method of catheterization, the radiofrequency ablation can be:

  • transcutaneous (percutaneous introduction of electrode) which is the most common RFA method;
  • laparascopic (electrode is introduced through abdominal punctures) which is used to treat abdominal tumours.

RFA is also used during abdominal surgeries as additional method of tumor removal.

Application of RFA in oncology

Radiofrequency treatment is used for such types of cancer:

  • primary liver cancer and its metastases;
  • primary and secondary lung cancer with metastases;
  • kidney cancer;
  • malignant breast tumors;
  • precancerous changes of esophageal mucosa (Barrett’s metaplasia);
  • neoplasms of large blood vessels.

Performance of the procedure:

All manipulations are performed under MRI control. The patient receives local anaesthesia for pain relief. A thin electrode needle with diameter less than 2 mm is introduced into the tumor. The needle applies a current which heats up the surrounding tissues to 90°С.

After the procedure of ablation the patient can feel a pain connected with the necrosis of tumor cells. The pain syndrome lasts not more than 3 days and is well treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Cardiological application of the radiofrequency ablation

Cardiologists apply the radiofrequency ablation to treat the following heart disorders:

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (congenital abnormality of heart structure);
  • AV nodal reentrant tachycardia (specific form of supraventricular tachycardia);
  • ventricular tachycardia;
  • auricular and atrial fibrillation.

When making radiofrequency ablation with arrhythmia the catheter is inserted through the right or left femoral vein to the heart. After electrophysiological examination (EPE) and localization of foci of arrhythmia, the current is supplied to these areas. Effect of high temperature neutralizes the tissues.

The procedure is performed under X-ray control and requires injection of sedative and local anaesthetic drugs. After the end of operation a hermetic seal is applied on place of catheterization. During 24 hours the patient must follow a strict bed confinement at the inpatient department.

RFA can be also applied during open heart surgeries.

Contradictions to the procedure

In some cases application of the RFA procedure has unfavorable prognosis and should be made only under control of specialists.

Such cases include:

  • allergy for introduced anaesthesia or sedative drugs;
  • aggravation of any chronic disease;
  • severe anemia;
  • chronic renal failure;
  • blood clotting disorder;
  • pulmonary edema;
  • acute infectious disease.

What is the best hospital to undergo the radiofrequency ablation?

The method of radiofrequency ablation has been successfully used to treat cardiovascular disorders from 1986. It becomes common during recent years. High efficiency rate of RFA is caused by accuracy of preliminary diagnostics, manipulations of surgeon during operation, proper level of medical equipment and suitable post-operative care program.

Coordinators of the International patients support center Bookimed advise you to undergo the procedure of radiofrequency ablation in hospitals of Germany and Israel.

Sourasky Medical Center
Israel, Tel Aviv
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Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is a leading Israeli clinic located in the center of Tel-Aviv. It unites 5 hospitals, 180 polyclinics, and 60 departments are located. The Ichilov (Tel-Aviv) has got an accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI) global organization for quali...

Okwach
Kenya
Jun 14, 2017

So far am very pleased and encouraged by the reception and the consultation so far done. All the way from communication back and forth to guidance for invitation, VISA and payments Arrangement for tra...

Gady Keren
Gady Keren

Experience : 30 years
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Kenya
Jun 14, 2017
5
«Very good»
The patient was treated of sarcoma

So far am very pleased and encouraged by the reception and the consultation so far done. All the way from communication back and forth to guidance for invitation, VISA and payments Arrangement for travel was properly coordinated Arrival and hotel arrangement was properly coordinated . It was my first time in Israel but I felt welcomed and well Received. Hotel are good I have to see two more doctors and do other tests before Sunday and I can say they have treated me well, very friendly patient and understanding doctors nurses and support staff I thank God for them and for bookimed I will be able to give a detailed feedback after Sunday when I finish with the doctors and get my medication

A
Apr 21, 2017
5
«Very good»
The patient was treated of brain tumor

I worked with bookimed to explore options for brain tumor surgery in Turkey. In less than 24 hours after filling out the form online with basic information, received a call from bookimed specialist. It was very helpful that Ivan Koval spoke both Russian and English. Upon sending patient's scans, Ivan was able to give his feedback on urgency of the matter and relayed all of that in both languages. Within one day, we received responses from 2 clinics. With Ivan's help we were able to evaluate both bids as well as quality of facilities. It was very reassuring that Ivan knew the names of the specialists that I had already researched. Since the parents of the child insisted that I made at least one contact directly with the clinic, the delay of the direct response and the quality of the bid were very disconcerting. Direct contact with a clinic was done by the clinic's administrative staff who began making contacts with orthopedist and ophthalmologist (based on symptoms caused by the brain tumor!). Contrary to the parents' expectations, direct contact was not "more economic" but turned out to be too vague and still unclear if the correct department was ever consulted. Ivan's situation was very difficult as he had to deal with a family who made decisions based on the cost (no regard for quality) and word of the mouth (no differentiation as to which procedure was done). He was very patient and compassionate to the fate of the child. Ivan was able to relay to the child's parents diagnosis, bids, comparisons, and complexity of the procedure to be performed. It takes several hours per day and several days to coordinate the correct diagnosis based on scans and numerous phone calls between different time zones to coordinate quick and accurate response. I received updates and calls as soon as they came in which implies that Ivan worked 24/7 to make the best arrangements. While my initial contact was a shot in the dark, over the course of few days I began to appreciate the sense of confidence that comes from having a trained medical specialist to represent your interests when "shopping" for a brain surgeon. No amount of googling and online reviews can substitute opinion from a trained medic in dealing with various clinics. At the end of the day, I feel that having Ivan to oversee the process from admission to the RIGHT clinic to take care of the RIGHT procedure (brain and not foot) all the way to discharge is a solid form of medical insurance.

J
Jan 23, 2017
5
«Very good»

Hope and faith work miracles. If you have hope and opportunity, you have to use it undoubtedly. And the first decision that springs to mind is the sole right. Everything was performed qualitatively, people are responsive. I want to say thank you to Sofia (Coordinator of International Patients Support), who helped us to make a right and sole choice. She provided us with all pros and cons, helped to make a right decision.

Н
Russian Federation
Oct 27, 2017
4
«Good»
The patient was treated of larynx cancer

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I wanna say thank you to Ivan Koval for his amazing efforts in helping us with our situation. He was very fast in responding to us and for a few times, he responded even faster than I even imagined. He did a very good job in pressuring the hospitals. He should be an example for all employees how they should conduct themselves. And I want to show my gratitude for him and to tell you guys that this is how the customer service should be like.

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Dec 20, 2016
5
«Very good»

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4
«Good»

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Dec 21, 2016
4
«Good»

There are no such new beautiful words to express it to the people who have helped our family and saved it. It can only be felt with the heart of the power of Heaven, which is endowed with Giedrius Uzhdavinis and his entire team. We will remember you always, until the heart will beat in our breasts!!!

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Dec 21, 2016
5
«Very good»

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I found out about this clinic on line,got in touch and went in for a specific treatment that they arehighly rated for with Dr. Elizur. Our initial contact,I trusted it will be helpful for me. I payed...

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May 27, 2016
1
«I am disappointed»

I found out about this clinic on line,got in touch and went in for a specific treatment that they arehighly rated for with Dr. Elizur. Our initial contact,I trusted it will be helpful for me. I payed quite a lot of cash my visit of 15minutes consultation. I came home to where I live,Switzerland,emailed to schedule the actual procedure,very slow response,and at the end even calling his assistant didn't help,I gave up on the whole thing. No answer for a month now. Nu? I believe Dr. Should be there to help every patients equally with care and to give an answer. I really don't understand what goes on there.

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The hospital was good , and I liked the how you feel like there is always support when you need specially when you are travelling to aplace where you know no one . Diana was always in reach when I n...

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Bulgaria
Oct 19, 2017
5
«Very good»
The patient underwent diagnostic

The hospital was good , and I liked the how you feel like there is always support when you need specially when you are travelling to aplace where you know no one . Diana was always in reach when I needed something during the prep phase , and Olena was very supportive during the stay . however I think that its better to arrange appointments with doctor at least 30 min meetings before travelling to have some arrangements done with the doctor before travelling . regards

M
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5
«Very good»

The service is outstanding. Especially the doctors and nurses in the children's intensive care unit - they are very competent, attentive and nice. I owe them that my little miracle who had heart defect can still sit next to me!

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The patient was treated of abdominal aortic aneurysm

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