Interventional therapies are a group of minimally invasive treatments delivered via small probes inserted into the body under imaging guidance. They aim to destroy discrete tumours without the need for a surgical incision, and are generally associated with rapid recovery.
A range of innovative ablative therapies are available at UCLH and RNOH, which can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Treatments include microwave ablation and cryoablation of tumours in the liver, lungs, soft tissue and bones, and tumour embolisation and vertebroplasty to strengthen bones in the spine.
The Interventional Oncology Service at University College Hospital is based on the 2nd floor on the main Hospital, and is led by Dr. Steve Bandula.