Radio Frequency Endovenous Ablation

SVC-Treatment-Options-RadioFrequencyEndovenousAblationRadiofrequency endovenous ablation, also referred to as Venefit/VNUS, is an innovative minimally invasive treatment for the closure of varicose veins. The procedure involves the use of radio frequency waves to heat affected veins and seal them shut. Blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby, as the treated veins fade from view completely. Recovery is quick and allow for the return to work within several days.

What is the Procedure Like?

Radiofrequency endovenous ablation can be performed in a physician’s office or ambulatory care facility, using local anesthetic. The doctor uses a very fine catheter inserted directly into the affected vein to administer the radiofrequency treatment. The vein wall is carefully heated, which causes the vein to shrink and close. Once treatment is complete, the catheter is removed and the procedure is complete. The entire procedure typically takes less than one hour to complete. Patients are advised to walk immediately after radiofrequency endovenous treatment, to reduce the risk of swelling and other complications. Compression stockings are also prescribed after treatment, to reduce swelling and promote healing. Regular daily activities can be resumed right away, although patients should refrain from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for a number of days after treatment.

 Results of Radiofrequency Endovenous Ablation

Symptoms may be relieved immediately, with full results seen soon after treatment. Success rates with radiofrequency endovenous ablation are as high as 94 percent one year after treatment. Some patients may require additional treatment sessions or another procedure like sclerotherapy to achieve full results. Radiofrequency endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates varicose veins for cosmetic and medical reasons. If you are bothered by enlarged, twisting varicose veins, contact Specialty Vein Care to learn more about the benefits of this innovative vein treatment today.

Vein conditions affect more than 30 million people in the United States today. Conditions range from spider veins that are little more than a cosmetic concern, to large, bulging varicose veins and skin sores caused by severe venous insufficiency. Affecting both men and women, successful treatment of vein conditions depends on an accurate diagnosis of the problem and recommendation for the best treatment option. At Specialty Vein Care, we offer the latest diagnostic tools to make a thorough evaluation of your vein condition, as well as a variety of treatment options that are customized for each patient’s specific needs.

Treating vein conditions is a complex process that requires accurate diagnosis of the condition and a variety of options that are customized to each individual patient. At Specialty Vein Care, we provide a wide range of treatment options, including sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation and microphlebectomy. Our team works with each patient to offer a comfortable setting and the latest technology in vein treatment to produce the best possible results.

Treatment for vein conditions can cause anxiety and uncertainty for some patients. At Specialty Vein Care, we understand that patients are not always comfortable with the idea of seeking treatment for vein disease and varicose veins. We strive to make the process as easy as possible for the patient, with education about our various procedures, online forms for easy registration, and information about insurance plans and coverage. Each patient that comes to Specialty Vein Care receives the highest quality of care in a comfortable office setting.