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Radiofrequency Ablation

Have you considered getting a radiofrequency ablation procedure done for your chronic pain you have been feeling? Well, Florida Surgery Consultants has the specialists who can perform this procedure and have you feeling better than ever in no time at all.

Our Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure

Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure done to relief chronic pain in a patient’s back, neck or joints. It is non-surgical and minimally invasive. It takes between 15-45 minutes depending on the patient and has very little recovery time.

First, during your radiofrequency ablation procedure you will be asked to sign all forms of consent and have time to speak with your doctor about any questions or concerns you may have about your procedure.

Then, your doctor will prepare you for the procedure. A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area, however, you may feel some discomfort because you will remain awake and aware during the procedure.

Next, the needle is inserted into the nerve for ablation with the aid of a fluoroscope as a the doctor directs a thin hollow needle into the area of pain.

Lastly, once the needle is in place, you will get a numbing medication. A heating current is passed through to create a small burn about the size of a cotton swab tip. The current destroys the portion of the nerve that transmits pain and disrupts the pain- producing signals.

Recovery Time

After having a radio-frequency ablation procedure done, most patients will have to be monitored for only a short period of time. They will be able to go home the same day as long as they have a ride from a family member or friend. The procedure itself is short and the recovery time is only 24 to 72 hours.

Can relieve pain up to 6 months and avoids surgery.

There is about a 70-80% patient success rate with a RFA procedure.

A Medial Branch Block is a procedure we perform before a Radio Frequency Ablation. 

The procedure is very short, it normally only takes 15 minutes

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