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NanoKnife for Cancer Treatment

Swedish Medical Center now offers the NanoKnife cancer treatment system

Swedish Medical Center is the one of the first hospitals in the Rocky Mountain region offering the NanoKnife cancer treatment system to destroy cancerous tumors without high heat or extreme cold, making it safe for sensitive areas. 

The NanoKnife cancer treatment system has been successful in the treatment of cancers of the pancreas, liver, colon and bile ducts. This minimally invasive treatment option places Swedish Medical Center’s Center for Diseases of the Liver & Pancreas at the forefront of cancer treatment. 

How the NanoKnife Cancer Treatment System Works

Computed tomography (CT) or ultrasound imaging techniques guide two or more fine-needle electrodes around the tumor. The electrodes deliver a series of high-voltage, low-energy direct currents to create nano-size defects in the cell membrane, leading to cell death. 

The NanoKnife system does not rely on heat or extreme cold to ablate (destroy) soft tissue. 

NanoKnife Cancer Treatment

What Sets NanoKnife Cancer Treatment Apart?

  • Effectively treats tumors without damaging surrounding critical structures or vessels
  • Provides an option for patients that have tumors in difficult-to-treat areas and who are not good candidates for surgery
  • Patients may have less pain and scarring than other traditional ablation options
  • Patients may experience a quicker recovery time than traditional surgery
  • The NanoKnife System is cleared by the FDA for the surgical ablation of soft tissue

Why Choose Swedish Medical Center for NanoKnife Cancer Treatment?

Swedish Medical Center continues to be a leader in advanced technology. We are the first and only hospital in the Rocky Mountain region to use the NanoKnife system. Our highly skilled physicians have been trained and are performing NanoKnife procedures at Swedish with positive results. Our specialists and dedicated staff provide comprehensive, leading-edge cancer care to help our patients achieve the best outcomes.

Is NanoKnife Right for You?

If you would like to find out more about the NanoKnife system and Swedish Cancer Care Center, please contact us at 303-788-3478.


As Seen on 9News

As featured on Denver's KUSA-TV9, NanoKnife is a new treatment option for cancer patients.


As Seen on American Health Journal

Eric Kortz, MD, surgeon, discusses NanoKnife – used for the surgical ablation of hard-to-reach cancer tumors.

Dr. Kortz has had good results using the NanoKnife treatment on cancers of the pancreas, liver, colon and bile ducts.