Radio wave surgery
Radiowave surgery is a minimally invasive method that allows for minor surgical operations to be performed without incisions and long-term rehabilitation. This is a new type of surgical intervention, an atraumatic method of cutting tissues and their rapid healing. It is mainly used on the skin and upper layers of mucous membranes.
What is treated with radio wave surgery?
Radio wave surgery in Kyiv and around the world is a relatively new direction. With its help, moles, papillomas and other non-malignant neoplasms on the skin and mucous membranes can be surgically removed. Universum clinic specialists offer to eliminate the following problems using radio wave surgery:
- false fibroids;
- fat cells;
- "vascular asterisks";
- an ingrown nail;
Before the doctor prescribes such an operation, he will make sure that the formation is non-malignant, and will also give a referral for a number of tests that will allow the procedure to be carried out as successfully and safely as possible.
How it works: features and operation process
The procedure of radio wave removal is painless for the patient. You will be given mild local anesthesia using a special cream, spray or injection. A special super-thin electrode (it looks like a loop that is thinner than a human hair) is used for the operation. It affects neoplasms with high-frequency waves, they are directed and therefore completely safe.
The device evaporates unnecessary cells, sterilizes living cells and removes pigment at the same time. Thanks to this, the neoplasm is easily removed, and sterile cells regenerate faster and restore the skin. No incisions and no risk of infection.
Immediately after the procedure, the skin will be pink, smooth and healthy. Later, a small scab may appear, which will dry and fall off on its own within a few weeks.
Radio wave surgery in gynecology
In gynecology, this new technique is also successfully used: with the help of radio waves, surgeons remove papillomas and condylomas, treat pathologies of the vagina, vulva, and perineum. As in the case of skin operations, the procedure is painless and requires minimal intervention.
Why can a gynecologist recommend a radio wave method?
- During the operation, the vessels are cauterized immediately. This is the best option for patients who are prone to bleeding.
- The risk of infection is minimal, so the radio wave method is prescribed to women with weakened immunity.
- Maximum accuracy is required when taking tissues for biopsy.
- Traditional surgical interventions are contraindicated for the patient.
Radio wave surgery allows you to perform an operation without incisions, large scars and the need for long rehabilitation after. Despite the minimal number of contraindications (pregnancy, menstruation, uterine bleeding), the decision about the operation is made by your gynecologist, depending on many factors.
Contraindications, preparation for the procedure and rehabilitation
Despite the safety, radio wave removal has contraindications — temporary and permanent. Yes, people with a pacemaker absolutely cannot do such an operation. As for temporary contraindications, they are inflammatory and viral diseases, skin damage, menstruation. You may also have individual contraindications - you will discuss them with your doctor.
Depending on the specifics of the procedure, the doctor will give you preparation recommendations. In any case, 24 hours before the procedure you will have to exclude alcohol, nicotine and heavy food, as well as consult your doctor about the medications you are taking.
Radio wave removal does not require rehabilitation: you can return home or work immediately after the procedure. A special protective patch will be applied to the operated area. For 48 hours after the procedure, avoid using cosmetics, too hot water, visiting saunas and public water bodies.
Radio-wave surgery is a type of surgery that uses high-frequency electrical energy to make incisions in soft tissue. This is an atraumatic method of incision and coagulation of soft tissues without destroying them. The effect of the cut is achieved with the help of heat generated by resistance, which the tissues impart to the penetration of high-frequency radio-waves.
From the surgical electrode, which has the form of the thinnest wire, high-frequency waves are emitted. The fabric gives off heat because it resists the penetration of waves, and all waves in the way are subject to evaporation, and the fabrics diverge. The device allows you to perform cuts of any configuration and a given depth, even in a certain layer of tissue.
Both the radio-wave and the laser have their own characteristics and indications for use. When removing papillomas, nevi (moles), it is more expedient to use a laser that focuses the energy beam and allows you to accurately dissect the tissues, without charring them. But you need to take into account the type of laser, wavelength and other parameters, since not all lasers are used for the same technique / operation.
The radio-wave method has also proven itself in the removal of skin neoplasms, and, unlike the laser, it can safely control bleeding, radio wave coagulators are one of the main tools of the surgeon performing any operation.