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Thoracic Surgery

Radiofrequency Ablation

Targeted treatment for lung disease

Treating lung tumors is difficult work, especially when dealing with recurring tumors. When lung cancer recurs after radiotherapy or surgery, our thoracic surgeons use Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) to destroy the cancer cells and give you a new chance at living cancer free.

Using advanced CT imaging and minimally invasive needle electrodes, RFA delivers high frequency currents directly to the abnormal tumor cells. This spares a major incision, making the surgery safer and more comfortable. It also helps speed recovery after surgery.

The RFA procedure is a good option if you are too ill to have traditional surgery, or if you have a tumor that is too large to remove surgically. It's also a good option when you need treatment for a number of tumors.

For compassionate care from surgeons experienced in using RFA in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, your best option is choosing Geisinger's thoracic surgeons.

Talk to your primary care physician to see if you’re a candidate for RFA, or contact one of Geisinger's thoracic surgeons.