Is radiofrequency ablation considered surgery?

October 15, 2018 • plymouth • RFA

Millions of men and women in the U.S. suffer from painful, ugly varicose veins, struggling with symptoms like fatigue, cramps, heaviness, and other problems that can make even simple activities uncomfortable. Varicose veins are typically associated with a condition called venous reflux disease, which occurs when the tiny valves inside your veins stop working the way they’re supposed to. Normally, these little valves open and close to keep your blood moving from your legs and feet back to your heart. But if the valves become damaged, circulation slows down, and the pressure against the vein walls increases, resulting in ugly, bulging varicose veins.

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Is Radiofrequency Ablation Considered Surgery?

August 10, 2018 • plymouth • RFA

For radiofrequency ablation or RFA, as it is sometimes called, the pre-procedure and post-procedure instructions are similar to those you would see when undergoing a surgical procedure. This causes many people to believe that RFA is a surgical procedure, but it isn’t considered surgery. Radiofrequency Ablation is a Minimally Invasive Non-Surgical Procedure To be classified as a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, the medical treatment must not involve removing any tissue or organs or involve cutting open the body. When treating vein problems, such as venous reflux disease, the RFA treatment can be done without the need for cutting into the body or removal of tissue.

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What to Expect After RFA for Varicose Veins

July 10, 2018 • plymouth • RFA

Minimally-invasive varicose vein surgery helps millions of men and women get rid of painful, unsightly varicose veins each year. Thanks to developments in both technique and technology, several minimally-invasive options are available, which means it’s easier than ever for patients to have customized treatment explicitly designed for their needs. Of all the techniques introduced during the past decade or two, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is among the most popular, especially for people who suffer from venous reflux disease (also called chronic venous insufficiency). What is venous reflux disease? Reflux refers to the backward flow of a liquid.

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Radiofrequency Ablation for Arthritis Back, Neck, and Joint Pain

May 15, 2018 • • RFA

Back, neck and joint pain from arthritis or other causes can be debilitating for many patients. This type of pain affects millions of people all over the United States, leading to days missed at work, frustration and even disability. Finding effective treatments for this type of pain can be a challenge. However, one treatment that shows promise for patients with this type of pain is radiofrequency ablation.  What Is Radiofrequency Ablation? Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment option that works by bombarding nerves with radiofrequency energy. This energy heats the nerves and limits their abilities to send pain signals to the brain.

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