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Radiofrequency Ablation of the Kidney

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What do I need to know about RFA of the kidney?

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure that uses electrical currents to destroy cancer cells in your kidney. A needle electrode delivers an electrical current that creates heat and destroys the tumor.

How do I prepare for RFA of the kidney?

Your healthcare provider will talk to you about how to prepare for this procedure. He or she may tell you not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your procedure. He or she will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your procedure.

What will happen during RFA of the kidney?

What are the risks of RFA of the kidney?

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