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How do I prepare for radiofrequency ablation (RFA)?

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Follow your doctor's instructions, which may include:

�Not eating within six hours of your appointment. But it may be OK to have clear liquids until two hours before the procedure.

�If you take insulin, your primary care doctor will adjust the dosage for the day of the procedure. Bring it, and all your meds, with you to the procedure, too.

�Take any other medications with a small sip of water.

�Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure. You shouldn't drive for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

SOURCES:  Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management. Society of Interventional Radiology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

SOURCES:  Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management. Society of Interventional Radiology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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