Information for the public
Microwave ablation for treating liver metastases is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS.
NICE encourages further research into microwave ablation for treating liver metastases, to work out who will benefit most from this procedure.
Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure, and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. All of this should happen before you decide whether you want to have this procedure or not. Your health professional may ask you if details of your procedure can be collected.