Our Approach

A team of dedicated and committed professionals with the highest level of expertise in interventional oncology offer image-guided therapies for patients with liver, colorectal, lung, bone, soft tissue, kidney and metastatic cancers. These minimally invasive therapies can be used either as primary or adjuvant treatments as part of truly multidisciplinary care at Smilow Cancer Hospital.

In addition, we provide a range of therapeutic options used for palliative care including biopsy, vascular port and chemotherapy catheter placement, abscess drainage, stenting of malignant strictures and various therapies for pain relief. Our minimally invasive interventional oncology treatments include:

  • Chemoembolization: The selective delivery of chemotherapy directly to the tumor through a catheter located in the artery feeding the tumor.
  • Radioembolization: The selective delivery of radioactive particles directly to the tumor through a catheter located in the artery feeding the tumor.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation: A procedure performed through a needle inserted through the patient’s skin that uses radio waves to heat and destroy cancerous cells.
  • Cryoablation: A procedure in which an extremely cold temperature via a cryoprobe inserted through the patient’s skin is used to freeze and destroy cancer tissue.
  • Microwave Ablation: A procedure that uses microwaves to heat and destroy cancerous cells.
  • Pain Palliation Treatment: Therapeutic options consisting of ablation, chemoembolization or radioembolization designed specifically to relieve pain caused by primary or metastatic tumors.