What is Tumor Debulking-Coblation?
Tumor debulking, or coblation, is the process of removing as much of the tumor as possible. Coblation uses radiofrequency energy to ablate tissue. Since it is highly targeted, the result is precise tissue removal with minimal collateral tissue damage. Coblation may be used in conjuction with vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty to treat vertebral compression fractures caused by tumors.
Franklin Moser, MD, Chief of Interventional Neuroradiology, and Marcel Maya, MD, heads our team of imaging physicians, nurses and technologists who specialize in treating spinal compression fractures.
How the Procedure Works
Tumor in vertebral body.
Insert access cannula.
Deploy tissue debulking Spine Wand.
Remove tissue to debulk tumor and create cavity.
Augment with acrylic bone cement.
The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center provides a full range of advanced imaging, both radiology and cardiology, as well as interventional radiology and interventional tumor (oncology) treatments to the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Mid-Cities, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Toluca Lake, and West Hollywood.