Metastatic Spinal Tumor Ablation at Ramos Center in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL and Venice FL
Targeted Radiofrequency Ablation (t-RFA)
This revolutionary, palliative procedure is providing cancer patients fast pain relief from painful metastatic spinal tumors. The procedure does NOT interfere with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. t-RFA can be done at any time before, during or after the standard protocols if spine pain is intense. This is also an option for patients who have already reached their maximum radiation dosage or have radiation-resistant tumors.
Conventional methods can take weeks and require multiple treatments to achieve meaningful pain reduction. By comparison, t-RFA has been clinically shown to provide patients with pain relief that is both rapid and durable.
With radiation therapy approximately 1/3rd of patients have complete relief, 1/3rd partial relief and 1/3rd no relief. With t-RFA we achieve 80% success and over 90% when combined with traditional therapies.
The STAR™ procedure can deliver much needed relief for patients in advanced stages of cancer, significantly improving their quality of life.
Advantages of STAR™ Procedure
- Rapid & lasting palliative pain relief
- Minimally invasive
- Performed in an outpatient setting
- Non-toxic without the use of drugs or radiation
- Maintains options for any future treatments
- Single treatment for multiple tumors