Radiofrequency Ablation

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    Radiofrequency ablation is the elimination of tissues with a pronounced pathological change by burning out an electric current with a certain frequency – radio frequency. The current is generated in an electric generator and is directed to the area with pathology inside the organ by an electrode, the shape of which is determined by the technical task and the size of the neoplasm. Sometimes multiple electrodes are used.

    Radiofrequency ablation treatment can be used for a wide range of pathological processes in both surface tissues and internal organs. The main method of ablation plays a role in the possibility of removing pathological changes without tissue incision. Radiofrequency ablation can also be combined with open surgery through a classic incision.in some clinical situations, endoscopy – laparoscopy-is used for more accurate electrode placement.

    How does treatment

    The essence of this procedure is that after you are given pain relief services, then the action is aimed at inserting a 100-150 mm long guide needle under the control of the EOP to the facet nerve on the side of the damaged joint and inserting an electrode connected to the generator through it. The approach of the needle to the nerve at the optimal distance can be felt by the appearance of a buzzing or tingling sensation while maintaining the voltage at values up to 0.5 V. All this time you are conscious, completely relaxed.

    After the procedure is completed, a specific anesthetic is injected into the site of exposure. Only then is the guide needle removed.

    Radiofrequency ablation in Orlando (Florida) will help you regain your health and avoid unpleasant consequences in the future. Our specialists always have a clear approach to working with patients, taking care of them and giving the necessary recommendations. Make an appointment with us and tomorrow you will be able to feel like a full and happy person again.

    Written by Touch of Health
    Medically reviewed by Michael Thomas Updated on February 27, 2021

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    Dr. Mark Biondi was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the age of three, his parents relocated to Merritt Island, so he has spent most of his life on the Space Coast and around Central Florida. He attended Merritt Island High where he developed an early interest in athletic training and sports medicine that would later lead him to pursue a career as a Chiropractic Physician. He attended Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) and the University of Central Florida. He then enrolled at Logan University, College of Chiropractic Medicine, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.

    Dr. Roger A. Walker is a Board-Eligible Orthopedic surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering. He was a member of the Varsity FAU baseball team and was selected in the Major League baseball draft. While practicing as a professional engineer, he obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from FAU. He then pursued his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University. His orthopedic surgery training was performed at the level one trauma center, Broward Health Medical Center, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He continued his training at Orlando Health Medical Center, completing a fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine.

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