Radiofrequency ablation is used to treat:
- Cancerous tumors in the liver, bone, kidney, breast, lung, or adrenal gland; particularly those that have not responded, or are unlikely to respond to surgery and/or chemotherapy alone (often used to treat tumors that have spread)
- Cardiac arrhythmias (irregular and/or rapid heart rhythms due to abnormal electrical conduction pathways)
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)—condition in which enlarged areas of the prostate may be compressing the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body)
- Overgrown areas of the soft palate that may be responsible for severe snoring and/or sleep apnea (periods of time when breathing stops during sleep)
- Pain from soft tissue tumors or disease that has spread
- Severe nerve pain
- Varicose veins
Radiofrequency Ablation Results
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Last reviewedNovember 2012by Michael J. Fucci, DO
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