Piedmont Hospital is one of a few healthcare facilities in the world to offer one of the newest weapons for fighting cancer "NanoKnife". Our specially trained physicians use this new minimally invasive treatment to destroy tumors, particularly those that involve the prostate, liver and pancreas.
How the NanoKnife System Works
NanoKnife uses a targeted approach to treat small, hard-to-reach tumors at the cellular level. Performed under general anesthesia, our specially trained physicians insert electrodes into or around the tumor using a CT scan or ultrasound imaging as a guide. By applying a series of short, intense electrical pulses directly into the tumor, irreversible damage is caused to the cells. The cancer cells die and the healthy tissue remains unharmed. Because there are few side effects or scarring, treatments can be repeated if new lesions develop.