Radiofrequency Ablation in New Jersey
As a minimally invasive procedure that can provide a wide range of benefits, contact Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons, based out of Cedar Knolls, NJ, today to see whether RFA is right for you.
What is Radiofrequency Ablation?
In medical terminology, ablation simply involves the removal of tissue from some part of the body. In the instance of radiofrequency ablation, the tissue is removed via a high frequency alternating current using imaging technology such as magnetic resonance (MR), computed tomography (CT), or ultrasound.
Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation
The benefits of a radiofrequency ablation procedure depend on your diagnosis, and the symptoms that your issue is causing.
- If the goal of your RFA is to destroy the tumor, it could prevent cancer from forming or from spreading to other parts of your body.
- If the goal is to remove necrotic tissue, your RFA could result in decreased pain and preventing the necrosis from advancing.
How is Radiofrequency Ablation Performed?
The RFA procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.
Although radiofrequency ablation is considered a mild procedure, you may undergo general anesthesia or conscious sedation.
During a radiofrequency ablation procedure, needle electrodes are inserted through the skin and into the tissue that needs to be removed.
Then, a grounding pad is placed on the surface of your skin, at which point an electrical current is passed through the electrodes, which heats the tissue and destroys it.
Preparing for Radiofrequency Ablation
- You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home from our office.
- It is important to inform your surgeon of any drug allergies you have, in addition to any other special accommodations you will require.
Radiofrequency Ablation Recovery
Radiofrequency ablations are typically an outpatient procedure, which means that you will be able to return home immediately after treatment.
Following your surgery, it is important that you get plenty of rest. Any pain you experience during the process can typically be managed using oral medications, although pain from RFA is typically gone in less than a week.
In most instances, you should be able to resume normal activity within a few days.
About Our Team
Driven by the pursuit of excellence, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson are the surgeons of choice for foot and ankle treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ, and Northern NJ.
Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Radiofrequency Ablation Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons accept Medicare and Atlantic Health System’s local health insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!