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(650) 342-7432

December 17, 2015
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How much will it hurt during and after the RFA procedure?

You will be sedated during the procedure. The type of sedation will be based on your general medical condition. The vast majority of people do not report pain during the procedure. In clinical trials, most patients have reported no or minimal discomfort during the procedure.

Patients may experience chest discomfort, sore throat and/or painful or difficult swallowing after the procedure, which are managed with medications provided by the physician. In clinical trials, these symptoms typically resolved within 3-4 days. In a randomized control trial evaluating RFA in 127 patients, the average chest discomfort score (as reported by the patients) was 23 out of 100 on the first day after the procedure. By day eight, the average chest discomfort score was zero in these patients.




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100 S. Ellsworth Ave
Suite 507
San Mateo CA, 94401