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Guided by ultrasound or CT images, a physician on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas places small IRE rods in or around the lesion. The rods then send out a series of short, intense electric pulses that irreversibly damage the cells in the targeted zone and they die. The body begins its natural healing process, producing new cells that surround and remove the dead ones, and growing new tissue to fill in the space left behind after the dead lesion has been carried away.
The procedure is done under general anesthesia, and most patients experience little pain or bleeding afterwards.
Patients should discuss the particular risks and benefits of NanoKnife with their physician, but potential benefits of the NanoKnife may include:
For a physician referral on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas call 1.800.4BAYLOR.
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