Clinical applications of ablative technologies

The applications of energy-based technologies for the ablative treatment of tissue are numerous and diverse as a result of the effectiveness of these technologies — which vary widely by energy type (electrosurgery, radiosurgery, gamma knife, brachytherapy, cryogenic therapy, fluidjet/hydrotherapy, microwave ablation, radiofrequency ablation, laser, thermal ablation, and ultrasonic ablation) — and their integration into routine care in nearly all clinical specialties:

  • Cancer
    • Breast
    • Liver
    • Lung
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Kidney
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Angina Pectoris
    • Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter
    • Ventricular Arrhythmias
    • Wolf-Parkinson-White Disease
    • AVNRT (Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia)
    • Critical Limb Ischemia
    • Critical Ischemic Stroke
    • Hypertension
    • Varicose Veins
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataracts
    • Disorders of the Retina
    • Vision Correction
    • Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • General Surgery
    • Barrett’s Esophagus
    • Fecal Incontinence
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Tonsillectomy
  • Gynecology
    • Menorrhagia
    • Fibroids
    • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer
  • Pain Management
  • Urology
    • Kidney Stones
    • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
  • Orthopedics
    • Joint Instability (Conducting Capsular Shrinkage)
    • Chondroplasty
    • Discogenic Back Pain
  • Aesthetic Treatments
    • Body Contouring
    • Laser Hair Removal
    • Laser Tattoo Removal
    • Port-wine Stains
    • Psoriasis
    • Scar Reduction and Removal
  • Other Treatments
    • Severe Asthma
    • Unresectable Liver Tumors

The technologies, their clinical applications and the associated markets in ablation are detailed in the MedMarket Diligence report #A145.

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