About the procedure
Your doctor will discuss with you the surgical preparation and the type of anaesthesia to be used for your surgery.
Your doctor will use Ultrasound or CT scanning to accurately guide the microwave applicator into the centre of the area of tissue to be treated.
Once the doctor is satisfied with the applicator's position into the target area they will start the microwave generator. The generator will deliver microwave energy to the applicator at the energy level selected by the doctor. The doctor will predetermine the length of time that the energy is applied for based on the size of the area that is to be destroyed. Usually only a few minutes are required.
If there are several areas of tissue to be targeted the doctor will repeat this process for each area. Several areas of tissue can be coagulated during the same operation.
After the procedure your doctor will see you to discuss your post-operative care and outpatient follow-up. They will also want to perform follow-up CT scans every three to six months to check on your progress.