Cairns Urology Prostate Cryotherapy performed at
Cairns Urology by
Dr Neil S. I. Gordon.


Prostate Cryotherapy Overview

Goals of Minimally Invasive Treatments

  • Destroy the local disease
  • Shorten hospital stay
  • Reduce the number of postoperative morbidities and
    avoid unnecessary complications
  • Shorten the recovery time
  • Reduce the cost of the procedure

Prostate Cryotherapy Treatment (Introduction)

Cryotherapy (or cryosurgery) eradicates prostate cancer by freezing prostate cells. The doctor inserts needles into the prostate gland through the area between the scrotum and anus. The needles produce very cold temperatures.

The latest generation of cryotherapy uses ultra-thin needles to produce iceballs of extreme sub-zero temperatures. The doctor uses ultrasound to guide the insertion of the needles and monitor the freezing process, which destroys the entire prostate including cancerous tissue.

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