Liver Tumor Ablation
Treatment for liver tumors or cancer varies extensively from patient to patient. While surgical removal of liver tumors is ideal and considered the gold standard for liver cancer treatment, it is not always the best option for every patient. Dr. Dmitri Alden is a highly skilled liver specialist and oncological surgeon who utilizes advanced techniques and procedures for fighting liver cancer for his patients. One of the possible alternatives to liver resection surgery Dr. Alden offers at his practice in NYC is liver tumor ablation using the Emprint™ navigation system.
Liver tumor ablation is a procedure that uses heat to destroy tumor cells without surgically removing the tumor. This may be considered for patients that have multiple small tumors and even some larger tumors. Patients that have other co-morbidities such as lung, heart or systematic diseases may be poor candidates for surgical removal of the liver tumor. Liver tumor ablation is minimally invasive and can offer effective treatment options when surgery is not possible.
Emprint™ Navigation System
Dr. Alden utilizes the Emprint navigation system to provide precise and effective liver tumor ablation. The procedure is performed using minimally invasive techniques to outline the exact size and shape of the tumor, then deliver the ablation treatment directly to the desired area. Most patients will receive two small incisions to insert the tiny camera and ultrasound device into the abdomen to guide the Emprint navigation system and Dr. Alden during the procedure. Once the tumor is located, the navigation system allows for precise delivery of the ablation for the exact size and shape of the tumor.
Dr. Dmitri Alden personalizes every treatment plan to meet the best outcomes for his patients. In some cases, liver tumor ablation may be a better choice for treatment. The advanced Emprint navigation system and ablation delivery method improves the precision and safety of this procedure, offering a significantly high success rate.
To learn more about liver tumor ablation and whether it may be an option for you, contact us at the office of Dr. Dmitri Alden in UES Manhattan to schedule a liver cancer consultation with Dr. Alden – we offer virtual and in-person visits.