STAR™ Tumor Ablation System for RF ablation therapy.
Get rapid pain relief with the spine tumor ablation procedure that offers the latest in minimally invasive metastatic spinal tumor treatments – radiofrequency (RF) ablation therapy.
The STAR™ Tumor Ablation System is a dramatic step forward in the treatment of metastatic spinal tumors. Unlike other ablation tools available today, the STAR™ System was developed exclusively to treat metastatic spinal tumors.
Accessing the tumor can be done using only local anesthesia and a small incision. The entire spine tumor ablation procedure may take less than 90 minutes to complete.
The SpineSTAR™ Ablation Instrument, a component of the STAR System, is a small steerable device that enters the vertebra in a minimally invasive manner. The user can then target precisely where the metastatic spinal tumor is located.
Temperature monitors located within the SpineSTAR Ablation Instrument provide the physician real-time information about the ablative process throughout the procedure.
RF energy delivered to the site heats and destroys the metastatic spinal tumor.
With the tumor ablation complete, the device is removed.
|Risks associated with RF-based tumor ablation therapy.
As with all surgical procedures, radiofrequency (RF) ablation therapy does have risks. These risks depend on the patient’s overall health. To determine if you are a candidate for RF ablation therapy, please consult with your doctor.
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