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Radio-Frequency Ablation Specialist

Eric K. Fanaee, MD -  - Board Certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology

Eric K. Fanaee, MD

Board Certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology located in West Islip, NY & Smithtown, NY

Are you experiencing chronic pain issues? At his practice in West Islip and Smithtown, New York, Eric Fanaee, MD, offers radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that restricts pain signals to the brain and helps reduce the symptoms of conditions such as arthritic joint pain, neck pain, and lower back pain. To see if radiofrequency ablation is right for you, call the office of Dr. Eric Fanaee, MD, or request a consultation online today.

Radio-Frequency Ablation

What is radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure Dr. Fanaee offers to provide effective pain relief for acute and chronic conditions. 

Radiofrequency ablation restricts your nerves’ ability to send pain signals to the brain. The procedure involves administering an electric current that heats up a small area of nerve tissue. 

Treatment sessions can provide long-term relief from chronic pain if you’re dealing with conditions such as neck pain, back pain, and arthritis pain. 

Dr. Fanaee is experienced in providing radiofrequency ablation and has helped countless patients effectively manage their pain conditions and improve their quality of life. 

What happens during radiofrequency ablation?

First, Dr. Fanaee may administer anesthesia to help you relax and to make the procedure as comfortable as possible Then, he has you lie on your stomach or back on a table in the operating room. 

Next, Dr. Fanaee numbs the treatment area with a local anesthetic. Using a thin needle, he inserts a microelectrode underneath your skin where you’re experiencing pain. It may be your neck, back, or an arthritic joint. 

You might feel a slight tingling sensation as the electric current reaches the nerve tissue under your skin. This is the small radiofrequency current running through the electrode. 

The procedure is short, and there’s no downtime. You can go home the same day and even resume your normal routine. 

How effective is radiofrequency ablation?

In most cases, you’ll experience pain relief that lasts between 6-12 months or more. Your results may vary based on the severity of your condition and the location of your pain. 

The number of radiofrequency ablation treatment sessions you need depends on factors such as your age, medical history, and the effectiveness of treatment. Dr. Fanaee works with you to develop a personalized pain management strategy centered around radiofrequency ablation. 

What are the risks of radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is minimally invasive and very safe. The likelihood of any complications is very low, as are the risks. 

You may experience some temporary side effects directly following a treatment session, such as swelling, bruising, or weakness. These generally subside very quickly. 

To learn more about the incredible pain relief benefits of radiofrequency ablation, call the office or request a consultation online today.