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Microwave Ablation (MWA) | Uniclinic Frankfurt, Germany

Microwave Ablation (MWA) | Uniclinic Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Age group

Kids, Adults

Type of care



Minimally invasive

About the offer

Microwave tumor ablation (MWA) is a minimally invasive treatment method that can be used to treat primary and secondary tumors. This method involves destroying the tumor from the inside using heat generated by a special microwave probe. Our institute uses microwave ablation to combat tumors in the lungs and liver, among other parts of the body. During the procedure, the probe is inserted into the tumor under CT control. The generator connected to the probe produces electromagnetic oscillations, which stimulate the hydrogen molecules in the tumors. The friction created ultimately generates heat, which destroys the tumor from the inside. Compared to surgical therapy, this type of treatment can preserve more functional tissue in patients suffering from lung and liver cancer, which in turn improves their quality of life. Radiologists usually prefer the percutaneous puncture approach, which involves pushing a probe through the skin to the location where the therapy is to be carried out. This is because complications rarely occur with this type of approach, and only local anesthesia is required. After injecting the local anesthesia, a small incision of around 2 mm is made in the skin, and the patient is given a sleeping pill via venous access. The probe is then inserted into the target region under computer tomography control, and the heating of the tumor by microwave ablation takes place. Depending on the case, the procedure takes around 30 to 60 minutes. Once the procedure is completed, the radiologist removes the probe and obliterates the puncture canal. Patients stay in our monitoring ward for around four to five hours, after which they can leave. In cases where tumors recur, microwave ablation can be repeated. Regular follow-up care is carried out at three-month intervals in the form of CT or MRI scans to ensure that all tumor tissue has been destroyed. Any newly occurring tumors and any complications can also be discovered.

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
  • ultrasound imaging
  • CT/MRI scan with a contrast
  • post-procedure CT control
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • CT-guided microwave ablation (MWA) 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
Visa Support


AiroMedical support
Payment protection
Patient advocacy
Price match

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


What kind of complications can occur?

Bleeding is a possible complication that can occur after microwave ablation. However, the radiologist continuously monitors the procedure to detect any bleeding and intervene promptly if necessary. Another potential complication is pneumothorax, which is caused by the entry of air between the lung and pleural space, leading to impaired lung expansion. In some cases, inflammation of the treated tissue may cause an abscess to form. Patients may also experience fever and local pain as side effects.

Are there any limitations to MWA therapy?

The effectiveness of this therapy depends on the size of the tumor. Unfortunately, due to technical limitations, tumors that are very large cannot be treated. Moreover, the tumors must have a certain size to be able to be treated adequately. It is not possible to treat the smallest tumors in the microscopic range effectively. Additionally, it is important to note that the therapy cannot guarantee that the cancer will not recur, as there is a possibility of recurrence.

What is the cost?

The total price for Microwave Ablation (MWA) | Uniclinic Frankfurt, Germany is €25,207. 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?

Microwave Ablation (MWA) | 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?

Microwave Ablation (MWA) | Uniclinic Frankfurt, Germany has 14 add-ons and unique AiroCare services for AiroMedical users.

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