Cryosurgery, also known as cryotherapy, is a medical procedure that uses extreme cold temperatures to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. The procedure involves applying liquid nitrogen or other freezing agents to the targeted tissue, causing it to freeze and eventually die.
Cryosurgery is often used to treat skin conditions, such as warts, skin tags, and precancerous skin lesions. It is also used to treat certain types of cancers, such as prostate cancer and cervical cancer.Book an Appointment
Cryosurgery is taken in use by using extreme cold substances like - nitrogen, carbon dioxide. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of skin conditions and some cancers, including prostate and liver cancer. This therapy can treat tissue outside the body and inside of the body.
The risks associated with cryosurgery include:
- Damage to nearby healthy tissue or vessels
- A loss of sensation if nerves are affected
Procedure of Cryosurgery
In Cryosurgery Surgeons use liquid nitrogen on the upper layer of skin by using a cotton swab or spray. During cryosurgery different kinds of medicine are taken in use to prevent pain while doing surgery.
If an internal area is being treated, your surgeon will use other devices like - scope, which is a flexible tube that can fit into various openings in your body, such as the urethra, rectum, or a surgical incision.
During the procedure, the patient may be given local anesthesia to numb the area. The doctor will then use a cryoprobe, a tool that is cooled with liquid nitrogen or argon gas, to freeze the abnormal tissue. The freezing temperature causes the tissue to die and eventually slough off.
After the procedure, the treated area may be swollen, red, and blistered. Pain and discomfort are common, but they can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. It is important to keep the treated area clean and dry to prevent infection.
Cryosurgery is generally considered safe, but like any medical procedure, it carries some risks. These include scarring, nerve damage, and changes in skin pigmentation. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of cryosurgery with you to determine if it is the right treatment option for your specific condition.