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Radiofrequency Turbinate Ablation Safe
Tomorrow am having Radiofrequency vein ablation of the Great saphenous. But I now have sore throat cough runny nose. Is it safe to go ahead with it?
No procedure: Most practitioners would postpone the surgery. Airway management is crucial in all surgeries and with a sore throat cough and runny nose it is NOT safe to go ahead with the procedure. This is an elective procedure and not an emergency. In an elective procedure the risks of airway compromise are great. It is not worth the risks associated with a cold and airway management ...Read more
Is there a risk of emptynose syndrome from radiofrequency turbinate ablation reducing first turbinate?
Possible: The empty nose syndrome is from too vigorous reduction in the turbinate. Whether you will end up with it or not depends on the vigor of the reduction. It is usually better to be a little less enthusiastic in reducing the turbinate than over vigorous. One can always get more done later. ...Read more
Are there any videos showing how radiofrequency turbinate ablation is performed? I know how it is done but want to watch how it looks being performed
Try u tube: I tube seems to have video education. Try this ...Read more
Has radiofrequency turbinate ablation ever lead to empty nose syndrome? This question for doc experienced in procedure and knowledgeable about ENS
ENS and turbinates: Greetings. Yes, any turbinate reduction procedure can lad to Empty Nose Syndrome. The likelihood of this actually occurring is rather small with this procedure hen performed by experienced surgeons. I would recommend you address all our questions and concerns before your scheduled procedure. Ask for your surgeon's results. I perform this procedure n our office under local anesthesia without ENS. ...Read more
Ent suggest radiofrequency turbinate ablation to help me breathe and smell better only doing first turbinate any risk emptynose syndrome?
Ent suggest radiofrequency turbinate ablation in office takes 20 minutes I'm afraid of emptynose syndrome she said no risk success with patients?
Radiofrequency: Not likely to get empty nose syndrome from this technique.. ...Read more
Not been able to fully breathe/smell for 9 months ent suggest radiofrequency turbinate ablation does it help people smell again besides breathing?
Very risky stuff: It is true that your organ for smell is at the top of your nose and your turbinates are anatomically below. Check a good anatomy book. But to do a radio-frequency ablation sounds to me like clearing out the undergrowth in this patch of dry forest by lighting a small fire here. I would definitely get a second or even a third opinion and preferably not in your town but at a university medical center ...Read more
Has there been any cases of empty nose syndrome from radiofrequency ablation? Ent said no they do it in office no cutting of turbinate only shrink
Thermal Lesion: Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure where thermal energy is used to ablate/cut a nerve in half. This will in essence stop transmission of signals through that nerve, mainly pain signals. This technology can be used for treating the spine, nerve pain disorders, also be used for heart problems and treat tumors. ...Read more
Not long: Recommendations vary and you should discuss with the physican who performs the procedure. Most of my patients are back to full activities in 2 days. ...Read more
Medical Procedure: It is a medical procedurei which a part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor or any other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from the high frequency alternating current to treat a medical disorder. ...Read more
Pain: I assume you are speaking of spinal medial branch facet joint ablation. Most patients understandably want immediate relief. Some do get that. Others do not. Some times it takes a couple of weeks before you notice a difference. It does not work on some people. But the "normal" side effect is continued discomfort up to a couple of weeks. If pain exceeds that it probably is not going to work. ...Read more
Care post nerve rx: I would need more info about this which should be obtained from your md. Type of nerves treated? Type of anesthetic delivered? For example a temporal nerve ablation with no sedation would easily permit driving home but more extensive peripheral nerve treatments may require general and/or IV sedation in which case you should have a designated driver and someone to assist you post op. ...Read more
Not uncommon: This may be due to elimination of medication, enhanced awareness of the heartbeat, extra beats which used to be the triggers for tachycardia, or perhaps due to episodes of the arrhythmia which was being treated with ablation. It is especially common after an atrial fibrilllation ablation to have recurrent spells for a while post ablation. ...Read more
Is a radiofrequency ablation of a benign aldosterone producing adenoma < 2.0cm technically feasible?
Not perfect: Ablation is an excellent treatment for certain arythmias but often requires a repeat procedure. Sometimes there is more than one site that needs treatment as well. The procedure is not without some risk as well. Some pts have experienced perferations and high grade heart block requiring permanent pacemakers. ...Read more
What possible side effects could radiofrequency ablation have when done on lower back nerves without anesthesia?
Radiofrequency Ablat: More side effects from anethesia. The main side effect of radiofrequency ablation is some discomfort, including swelling & bruising at the treatment site that usually goes away after a few days. Leg numbness may develop due to the local anesthesia given during the procedure. It should only last a few hours. Mild back discomfort can occur as the local anesthetic wears off & typically lasts 2-3 days ...Read more
What is liver lesion size limitation in cent metr for applying radiofrequency ablation technique? I believe it can be applied only to small lesions?
Liver lesion: Generally 3 cmsGet a more detailed answer ›
Is a radiofrequency ablation of a benign aldosterone-producing adenoma feasible? If not, why not just resect tumor instead of entire gland?
Only the surgeon who will do this can explain to you what should be done and why.
Surgeons who work on the adrenal are almost always excellent so I would highly recommend that you follow the advice. ...Read more
Yes: The more general term for the procedure is catheter ablation. In essence the abnormal tissue in the heart that is supporting or causing the arrhythmia can be destroyed by either burning it (radiofrequency ablation) or by freezing it (cryoablation). For many arrhythmias, this treatment is highly effective with cure rates approaching 100%. ...Read more
Vein RX Recovery: After saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation, the recovery is minimal. There is very little discomfort afterwards (my patients usually report a pain level of 1 on a scale of 1-10). The discomfort is usually controlled with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone & does not limit normal activities. Most patients go back to work immediately with no restriction. You may want to avoid vigorous exercise for 1-2 wks ...Read more
Vein Recovery: After saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation, the recovery is minimal. There is very little discomfort afterwards (my patients usually report a pain level of 1 on a scale of 1-10). The discomfort is usually controlled with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone & does not limit normal activities. Most patients go back to work immediately with no restriction. You may want to avoid vigorous exercise for 1-2 wks ...Read more
No: Usually the pr inteval returns to normal and the delta wave is no longer seen. ...Read more
Recovery vein RX: After saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation, the recovery is minimal. There is very little discomfort afterwards (my patients usually report a pain level of 1 on a scale of 1-10). The discomfort is usually controlled with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone & does not limit normal activities. Most patients go back to work immediately with no restriction. You may want to avoid vigorous exercise for 1-2 wks ...Read more
No: Radiofrequency does not help with the herniated disc. Surgical options are plenty, I would suggest seeing a surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more
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