Lisa Rutstein will do CT-guided percutaneous radiofrequency liver ablations in radiology, in conjunction with the radiologists, much like the AAA stents are now done. Booked for either Wednesday or Friday mornings. Dr. Rutstein expects to do 2-3 a month.
-An OR will be closed for the duration of the procedure as the OR team will be utilized for the case.
-Most patients will be same day admissions, pre-op'd at Brighton beforehand.
-Admitted through RADCU. -Some pts. fairly healthy with just one or two isolated liver mets; others may be sicker with full-blown cirrhosis, etc.
-Workroom Techs will set up an anesthesia machine and blue bell cart in the room.
-General Anesthesia; respirations held several times.
-EBL is expected to be minimal.
-Expected to last about 2 hours.
-Recovered in PACU Let me know if you have any questions about these procedures.