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Radio Frequency Endovenous Ablation

Radiofrequency endovenous ablation 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 full activity and 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.

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