Preparing For Radiofrequency Ablation

Preparing For Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation takes place in an outpatient setting. Although you will not be under general anesthesia, you will need to follow some pre-procedural instructions from your healthcare facility. They will review the list of your current medications and provide instructions.


In most cases, your medications will not affect the procedure. If you take medication for diabetes or high blood pressure, you will most likely be instructed to keep taking it. If you’re on blood thinning medication, you will probably need to stop taking it for a few days prior to the procedure. Be sure to inform your physician if you have a pacemaker, implants, are pregnant, or on any medication (especially for blood thinning). Don’t wear makeup, lipstick, or any metal jewelry on the day of the procedure.