Mayo Clinic's approach

Mayo Clinic doctors work together to design a personalized treatment plan that provides you with exactly the care you need.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic treatment teams for radiofrequency ablation for cancer include specialists in radiology, surgery, oncology, radiation oncology and other specialists as needed. These experts work together with the goal of providing the best possible outcome for your cancer treatment.

Having all of this specialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, your appointments are scheduled in coordination, and highly specialized radiology and cancer experts are all working together to determine what's best for you.

What might take months to accomplish elsewhere can typically be done in only a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.

Experience you can trust

Mayo Clinic radiologists have experience with radiofrequency ablation for many types of cancer as well as Barrett's esophagus. Radiofrequency ablation is a highly specialized technique that requires experience for the best treatment outcomes.

Access to the latest

Mayo Clinic radiologists use state-of-the-art ablation technology for radiofrequency ablation for cancer. Radiofrequency ablation relies on image guidance to target tumors as well as real-time monitoring during and after ablation. Mayo Clinic has the advanced equipment needed to perform this treatment.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their expertise in using specialized treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation, to treat cancer.

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic radiologists have expertise with radiofrequency ablation for many types of cancer as well as Barrett's esophagus.
  • Collaboration. Mayo Clinic radiologists work with oncologists, surgeons and other specialists to provide personalized treatment for people with cancer.
  • Research advances. Mayo Clinic radiologists are studying ways to improve and expand the use of radiofrequency ablation for cancer.
  • Expert cancer care. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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