Get The Facts Right About Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency vein ablation is one of today’s cutting-edge procedures and the most effective way to address varicose veins. Elite Veins NY’s Bradley Radwaner, MD, has considerable expertise conducting this procedure in the office. Your varicose veins will be gone in just one treatment, and you will not have to take any time off work. Call the office or request an appointment online today to learn more about radiofrequency vein ablation efficiency in treating varicose veins in NYC

What Exactly Is (Radiofrequency Vein Ablation) RFA?

Radiofrequency vein ablation is a minimally invasive method employed to treat varicose veins. The radiofrequency energy delivers the precise amount of heat required to reduce venous tissues, closing the targeted segment of the vein and resulting in scarring. After RFA, your body naturally absorbs the scarred tissues, and the vein is removed permanently.

Once the varicosity is eliminated, the blood is rerouted through another adjacent vein. Your circulation enhances as the blood may flow more freely via a healthy vein.

What Are The Benefits Of Treating Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins form whenever a vein’s valve malfunctions, allowing blood to flow in the opposite direction, back down the leg instead of up to the heart. As blood accumulates between the ruptured valve and the next valve below, the vein grows and becomes a twisted, engorged varicose vein. Varicose veins cause several issues, one of which is their ugly look.

With varicose veins, blood does not flow to the heart as it should. The unoxygenated blood makes its way into neighboring tissues, whereas the partially blocked vein enhances the pressure in the veins and tissues below the damaged section. Thus, you may experience some pain and a weary, heavy sensation in your leg. Complications like blood clots and venous stasis ulcers are also more likely.

What Should You Anticipate During An Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment?

RFA is a painless technique in the office under local anesthesia. In the first phase, Dr. Radwaner utilizes ultrasound imaging to outline your veins and organize the surgery. After providing an anesthetic, he makes a very small incision to access a tiny catheter containing a radiofrequency electrode.

Dr. Radwaner delicately threads the radiofrequency device to the varicose vein while using ultrasonography to view the vein and direct the catheter. When the device is in position, radiofrequency waves are used to accurately heat the vein as the catheter is progressively pulled through varicosity.

You might experience some pressure as the catheter goes through your veins, but you will not be uncomfortable. Once all of your varicose veins have been corrected, compression stockings are put on your legs. The stockings aid in alleviating bruising and soreness while also promoting normal blood flow in the repaired veins.

As soon as your RFA is done, you may resume your routine activities. Nevertheless, you should avoid prolonged sitting and vigorous physical activity for the time being. Before you leave the clinic, you will be given precise guidelines on how to take care of yourself.

Compared to conventional varicose vein treatments, radiofrequency vein ablation generates less discomfort and has a reduced risk of complications. Call Elite Veins NY or schedule a consultation online to learn more about this innovative therapy for varicose veins.