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Radiofrequency lung tumor ablation (RFA) | Uniclinic Frankfurt, Germany

Radiofrequency lung tumor ablation (RFA) | Uniclinic Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Age group

Kids, Adults

Type of care



Minimally invasive

About the offer

Radiofrequency tumor ablation is a minimally invasive treatment method used to treat primary and secondary lung tumors. During this procedure, a special needle is inserted into the tumor under the guidance of a CT scan. Electricity is applied through the needle to generate heat in the needle tip, which heats and destroys the tumor tissue adjacent to the tip of the needle. This therapy is primarily used for "bronchial carcinomas" or lung cancer, as well as for lung metastases caused by breast or colon cancer. Compared to surgical therapy, this type of therapy can preserve more functional tissue in patients who have lung cancer, which can improve their quality of life, especially for those with limited lung capacity. In most cases, radiologists prefer the gentler percutaneous puncture method, which involves pushing a needle through the skin to the location where the therapy will be carried out. This method is preferred because complications rarely occur, and only local anesthesia is required. After injecting the local anesthesia, a small incision of around 2mm is made in the skin, and the patient receives a sleeping pill via venous access. Under CT guidance, the needle is advanced into the target region, and then radiofrequency ablation takes place, heating the tumor cells. In the case of recurring tumors, so-called recurrent tumors, radiofrequency ablation can be repeated. The treatment time can vary between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the number and location of the tumors. To ensure that all tumor tissue has been destroyed, regular follow-up care is carried out every three months in the form of CT or MRI examinations. This helps to detect any new tumors or complications that may arise.

What’s included

Medical service

  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with an interventional radiologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • blood type test (ABO, Rh)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, electrolytes)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • coagulation studies
  • urinalysis
  • CT scan of the thorax with a contrast
  • post-procedure CT control
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • CT-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for a metastatic lesion/ or tumor
  • post-procedure care
  • symptomatic care
  • doctor's fee
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • local anesthesia
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations
Distant service
  • follow-up consultations

Extra add-ons

Local transportation
Airport transfer
Personal coordinator
HealthDocs translate
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Payment protection
Patient advocacy
Price match

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Theodor-Stern-Kai, 7, 60596 Frankfurt am Main Germany


What complications can happen?

Depending on the type, size, and location of the tumor, different complications may arise. There is a possibility of coughing fits, bleeding, or a condition called "pneumothorax," in which air enters the space between the chest wall and the lungs. This can cause the lung to collapse due to the negative pressure in that area. To restore this negative pressure and expand the lungs back to their normal state, a special catheter must be inserted. In such cases, the patient needs to remain in the hospital for observation.

Are there any limitations on the therapy?

The effectiveness of this therapy depends on the size of the tumor. Unfortunately, due to technical limitations, very large tumors cannot be treated. Also, it is important to note that the therapy is only effective on tumors of a certain size, and the smallest tumors in the microscopic range cannot be treated adequately. It is also worth noting that recurrence of cancer is still a possibility even after undergoing this therapy.

What technical devices are used?

This process necessitates distinct needle electrodes and an electrical generator to produce the required electricity. It will also be performed under CT control, so a CT machine is essential.

What is the cost?

The total price for Radiofrequency lung tumor ablation (RFA) | Uniclinic Frankfurt, Germany is €24,180. However, it can vary from the specifics of each case. Get in touch to get an individual estimate.

What is the rating of the offer?

Radiofrequency lung tumor ablation (RFA) | Uniclinic Frankfurt, Germany is rated as 9.90 by AiroMedical.

Who is offering a deal?

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

Can I customize the content of the offer?

Yes, the components of the deal can be changed. Get in touch with a vendor to create a personalized proposal.

Does the offer include extra services?

Radiofrequency lung tumor ablation (RFA) | Uniclinic Frankfurt, Germany has 14 add-ons and unique AiroCare services for AiroMedical users.

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