Lung cancer can be treated with cryosurgery by placing cryoprobes on the tumour.

Meanwhile, the patient gets real-time monitoring through a scanner, to ensure that the cryoprobes cover the surface and shape of the tumour in full.

Surgery takes 90 minutes. Applied temperature can range between -110°C and -180°C, depending on the location and particularities of the tumour.

Twenty-four hours later, the patient can be discharged. This technique is used in tumours smaller than 6 cm and that cannot be treated by thoracotomy. 

The operation is performed with local anaesthesia. The patient is conscious at all times and can even cooperate with the medical team. 

In this type of surgical operations, a selective treatment for cancer cells that does not touch or affect other tissues is applied.