Galil Medical Prostate Ablation

Advancing Cryotherapy Through Iterative Design


Develop an updated aesthetic design for a prostate ablation system to match the innovative updated technology of its internal components.


A novel design concept that mirrors the device’s internal technology updates with modern aesthetics and refined ergonomic considerations.

Galil Medical is a global leader in innovative Cyrotherapy systems — a minimally invasive ablation technique widely used to treat prostate cancer and kidney cancer, as well as to manage patients’ pain. After reengineering the internal components for its prostate ablation system (Visual-ICE), Galil partnered with Worrell to develop a new aesthetic design to accompany the updated electronics.

Worrell’s Industrial Design team began by conducting a preliminary engineering assessment in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of Galil’s updated technology. In addition, the team was able to gain important insights by evaluating a predicate product and reviewing the device’s user requirements. This information was combined to inform and guide the new design direction.

Worrell’s first round of concepts offered Galil Medical a broad spectrum of design solutions, ranging from the familiar to concepts that pushed the boundaries of what their customers would be expecting. The leading concept was then converted into 3D foam models to evaluate ergonomic considerations.

The Worrell team provided a fully refined concept for the next-generation Visual-ICE system, matching the design and engineering criteria provided by the client.

Today, the Visual-ICE® Cryoablation System is one of the most technologically advanced systems in the marketplace, with intuitive operation, advanced controls and certification for electrical safety. There have been over 200,000 Visual-ICE procedures performed around the world, and the cryoablation systems are used in academic centers, research study sites, community hospitals, and clinics worldwide.