What Is Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation (RF)?

by | Sep 17, 2021 | Uncategorized

Radiofrequency thermal ablation, also known as rhizotomy, is a minimally invasive, non-surgical surgery that employs heat to diminish or end pain transmission to the brain. Radiofrequency waves ablate or kill the nerve that causes pain, effectively blocking pain impulses from reaching the brain.

This treatment is mostly used to battle chronic pain and disorders, including spondylosis (spinal arthritis) and sacroiliitis. It’s also used to treat pain in the neck, back, knees, pelvis, legs, and peripheral nerve discomfort.

Who Can Get RF?

Suppose you have persistent pain that does not respond to other treatments, such as pain killers and physiotherapy. In that case, radiofrequency ablation may be beneficial for you.

Radiofrequency thermal ablation is performed under fluoroscopic (x-ray) assistance. Those who present symptoms of infection, are going through a pregnancy period, or are experiencing bleeding issues are not candidates for the treatment.

Why Get An RF Treatment?

Radiofrequency ablation has the major benefit of providing pain relief for up to two years by inhibiting pain signals to the brain. The treatment is also quite short and requires low levels of invasion.

Who Can Perform RF?

To ensure that the radiofrequency thermal ablation process is carried out effectively, you should search for professional vein doctors that are highly trained and knowledgeable about the topic.

Professionals who specialize in venous and lymphatic medicine are capable of performing this procedure and have what it takes to help you relieve the pain.

We’ve Got Healing Hands!

At the Center for Advanced Vein Care, our primary goal is to help you have healthy veins. We count on the necessary experience and knowledge to back up everything we will teach you and carry out an RF procedure focused on your needs.

Dr. Sonja Stiller is a specialist in this field, so you can rest assured that she will design the most suitable treatment for you and that her procedure will result in an excellent outcome. Behind Dr. Stiller is also a team that will make you feel safe and comfortable throughout the entire process.

As soon as you arrive at our office, you’ll be welcomed and treated accordingly. We promise to create a space that makes you feel confident. Our vein doctors will make every effort to make you feel better.

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