Doctors use Praxair’s cryogenic gases to freeze and destroy abnormal cells. Cryotherapy is most widely used to treat skin conditions such as warts and lesions, but it is becoming more commonly used as a tool to ablate (remove or destroy) cancerous tissue in general surgery, dermatology, thoracic, oncology, proctology, and urology procedures. What makes cryotherapy such a versatile and popular medical procedure is its ability to pinpoint and freeze specific malignancies while sparing nearby healthy tissues and skin.
At a temperature of –320°F (–196°C), liquid nitrogen is the coldest cryogen available. And as a trusted supplier of nitrogen and other cryogenic gases to healthcare providers, Praxair will work with you to provide a cost-effective, reliable supply of the gases you need to perform this minimally invasive, highly effective procedure.