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What To Know About Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy

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There are many therapies in the medical field for different, and sometimes terminal, illnesses. These therapies help with various issues related to the illness and can reduce pain or spreading of the illness to other parts of the body. One type of therapy you may discuss with your doctor is radiofrequency ablation therapy, also called RF ablation therapy. Here are some things you should know about the therapy and how it can assist with various illnesses. 


The procedure for radiofrequency ablation therapy is a non-invasive treatment. The process uses a needle that is fed into the body. Once the needle is in place, radiofrequency is then pulsed into the body. This pulsing and frequency help to reduce tumors and growths. Over time, and with proper treatment the tumors or growths may be completely removed. The procedure is done on a routine basis at your hospital or clinic and under the supervision of a physician. The procedure may have certain side effects such as nausea. If this is possible, your doctor will let you know before the procedure and tell you how to handle the side effects if they occur. 

Thyroid Issues

Though the RF ablation therapy process is connected with tumors and growths, it can also be used for thyroid issues. The RF ablation is inserted into the body and the treatment is administered. The goal is to remove thyroid nodules that are growing and causing issues with your body and health. This therapy may be done multiple times on a routine schedule. It can reduce the nodules and possibly reduce the nodules' chances of coming back. 


RFA does require a small test to ensure you are a candidate and eligible for the procedure. The way your eligibility is checked is through a fine needle aspiration biopsy. The test inserts a fine needle into the area. Your doctor then determines if the nodule or tumor is operable and if the needle can penetrate the area. The doctor will also look for other complications that may arise from the procedure. When the test is finished, the doctor will let you know if you can move forward with the treatment. 

If you are suffering from tumors or growths, RF ablation therapy may be an ideal solution. Discuss the option with your doctor and allow them to determine if you are eligible for this treatment. If you are, they will schedule a referral and from there you will see a specialist and schedule your radiofrequency ablation therapy treatments. To learn more about RF ablation therapy, contact a professional health service such as Cardio Vascular Institute.