Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center
Vascular, Vein and Wound Specialist located in Concord, Madison, & Middlefield, OH
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment option for varicose veins that requires negligible downtime and causes little to no discomfort. If you have varicose veins, Razieh Mohseni, MD, of Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center can help using ClosureFast™ procedure targeted endovenous radiofrequency ablation. To take advantage of this cutting-edge treatment, call the Concord, Madison, or Middlefield, Ohio, office today or book an appointment online.
What is radiofrequency ablation?
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins that's an effective alternative to painful vein stripping.
Varicose veins are blood vessels in which the valves are damaged, allowing a backflow of blood. This backflow, or venous reflux, interferes with the efficiency of your circulation, allowing blood to pool in the diseased veins so they swell and become uncomfortable.
Varicose veins cause symptoms such as:
- Leg pain
- Night cramps
- Restless legs
- Swollen legs
- Discoloration of the skin around the veins
You can undergo endovenous radiofrequency ablation for both medical and cosmetic purposes. The procedure takes an hour or less, typically under local anesthetic, although some patients might need general anesthesia.
What are the benefits of radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency ablation offers significant benefits over vein stripping and other methods of treating varicose veins. These benefits include:
- Short procedure time
- Minimal to no discomfort
- Reduced bleeding
- Little or no bruising or scarring
- Reduced swelling
- Short recovery time
You should be able to resume your normal activities as soon as you leave Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center after your ClosureFast™ radiofrequency ablation.
What happens when I have endovenous radiofrequency ablation?
Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center uses ClosureFast™ targeted endovenous therapy to perform your radiofrequency ablation treatment. The procedure is an in-office or outpatient treatment.
ClosureFast™ treatment starts with an injection of anesthetic to numb a targeted area of your leg, and then your provider obtains access to the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance.
They feed a catheter through the access site into the vein, using ultrasound imaging to find the correct location and guide the catheter into place.
Your provider then delivers a 20-second radiofrequency energy pulse into the vein. After using the imaging technology to confirm the vein has closed completely, the catheter comes out.
If necessary, you can have the catheter reinserted numerous times to deliver radiofrequency energy to multiple sections of varicose veins.
What happens after endovenous radiofrequency ablation?
After your ClosureFast™ radiofrequency ablation procedure, you might have some mild bruising and swelling in the treatment area.
You normally need to wear compression garments for a couple of weeks after your treatment to promote healing and relieve any swelling or bruising.
The results of your radiofrequency ablation treatment are usually visible in a week or two.
To take advantage of the benefits of ClosureFast™ radiofrequency ablation, call Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center today, or book an appointment online.