Involves the insertion of cryoneedles (ultra-thin needles) into the area of the tumour. As the noble gases spread, what the specialists call a ball of ice is formed, which destroys the tumorous cells.  It is performed in an operating room with the patient anaesthetised normally under epidural anaesthesia.

Cryosurgery of the prostate is a process which involves the controlled freezing of the prostate gland to destroy the cancer cells.  This treatment is very safe, thanks to close monitoring of the freezing to avoid damage to undesired areas.