Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer What is Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer? Each cancer is unique, so cancer treatment needs to be personalized. Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas discusses why doctors use cryoablation for prostate cancer. Cryoablation refers to the process of using a tiny needle to freeze and kill tissue. Doctors use this process to remove tumors and surrounding tissue. Cryoablation is often used in salvage surgery because the process is less invasive, though it does have some side effects. Dr. Bevan-Thomas is the Medical Director for Prostate Cancer Live. A graduate of Duke University, Rich received both a master's degree in anatomy and his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in urologic surgery at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center and the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center, also in Houston. In 2002, he received two top honors in his field; the Pfizer Scholar in Urology and the Gerald G. Murphy Scholar in Urology. VIEW THE ARTICLE: SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE EXPERT INFORMATION AND BREAKING PROSTATE CANCER NEWS VISIT FOR TONS OF INFORMATIVE VIDEOS SUGGEST THE NEXT TOPIC FOR OUR PROSTATE CANCER EXPERTS! CONNECT WITH US! Google+: Facebook: Twitter: