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What is radiofrequency ablation?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Define RFA therapy

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure in which body tissues are "ablated" or destroyed using radifrequency generated thermal heat energy.
It can be used for many body tissues including veins, nerves, the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumors or other dysfunctional tissue. Heat generated from high frequency alternating current is used to cause tiddue destruction.

In brief: Define RFA therapy

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure in which body tissues are "ablated" or destroyed using radifrequency generated thermal heat energy.
It can be used for many body tissues including veins, nerves, the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumors or other dysfunctional tissue. Heat generated from high frequency alternating current is used to cause tiddue destruction.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Chadi Zeinati
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Location location

It is a probe that uses radiofrequency waves to heat a structure until cell death occurs.
It depends on location. It can be used in the pulmonary veins( heart) to treat arrhythmias, the bone to treat benign bone tumors such as osteiod osteoma and chondroblastoma, it can be used in the liver and kidney to treat malignant tumors of certain sizes. The procedure is minimally invasive.

In brief: Location location

It is a probe that uses radiofrequency waves to heat a structure until cell death occurs.
It depends on location. It can be used in the pulmonary veins( heart) to treat arrhythmias, the bone to treat benign bone tumors such as osteiod osteoma and chondroblastoma, it can be used in the liver and kidney to treat malignant tumors of certain sizes. The procedure is minimally invasive.
Dr. Chadi Zeinati
Dr. Chadi Zeinati
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Arrhythmia treatment

Radiofrequency (rf) ablation is a means to permanently eliminate the cause of some arrhythmias.
Rf refers to rapidly alternating electrical current that generates heat at the tip of a catheter applied to the abnormal tissue that supports the abnormal rhythm. The overall success rateis over 95% for common rhythm problems.

In brief: Arrhythmia treatment

Radiofrequency (rf) ablation is a means to permanently eliminate the cause of some arrhythmias.
Rf refers to rapidly alternating electrical current that generates heat at the tip of a catheter applied to the abnormal tissue that supports the abnormal rhythm. The overall success rateis over 95% for common rhythm problems.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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