COOLIEF® Cooled Radiofrequency is a non-surgical, non-narcotic procedure. It is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that can safely treat chronic pain. This advanced procedure uses cooled radiofrequency energy to safely target the sensory nerves causing pain. COOLIEF circulates water through the device while heating nervous tissue to create a treatment area that is larger than conventional RF treatments. This combination targets the pain-causing nerves without excessive heating.
Benefits of Cooled Radiofrequency
- Effective pain relief
- Outpatient procedure
- Greater mobility
- Quick recovery time
- Cost-effective, no overnight hospital stay
- Minimally invasive
About the Procedure
How long does the procedure take?
Procedure time varies depending on your physician and the treatment you need, but the actual radiofrequency treatment time is typically less than 20 minutes.
How soon can I go home after the treatment?
Since this minimally invasive outpatient treatment requires no general anesthesia, you should be able to return home shortly after the treatment. A responsible adult is required to be present in order to drive you home.
Is the COOLIEF procedure painful?
Unlike surgery, COOLIEF involves no incision. You may experience some discomfort at the radiofrequency site for a short period, but this discomfort can be treated with common over-the counter medication.
When can I return to my normal activities?
Recommended rest will vary based on your unique needs and procedure. You can generally return to work and normal everyday activities within several days. Ask your physician for specific information regarding your procedure.
When will I begin to feel pain relief?
You should begin to feel pain relief within one to two weeks. In some patients, the relief can be relatively long-lasting. In others, additional treatments may be required.
Meet our Doctors
Dr. Davis graduated from medical school from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Virginia as well as a pain management fellowship. Dr. Davis is board certified in anesthesia and in pain management.
Dr. Toussi graduated from medical school from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his anesthesiology residency with the University of New Mexico and a pain fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is board certified in anesthesia and pain management.
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