What is Radiofrequency Ablation?
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment wherein thermal energy is used to collapse the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. This procedure treats varicose veins and the underlying chronic venous insufficiency, thereby minimizing the risk of vein disease recurrence. Since it treats vein disease, and not just the superficial symptoms, it’s considered to be a medical procedure and covered by most medical insurance plans, including Medicare.
How Does Radiofrequency Ablation Work?
The vein doctor activates the catheter to generate thermal energy. The catheter sends radiofrequency waves into the diseased vein to increase its temperature, making the vein seal shut and get absorbed by the body. The accumulated blood flows freely into healthier leg veins, thereby restoring optimal blood circulation to the heart.
Radiofrequency ablation has a 98% success rate and involves no downtime. Since the procedure concludes within 30 minutes with no downtime, you can resume your daily activities immediately. If you have the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, your radiofrequency ablation treatment may be covered by medical insurance.
Does Radiofrequency ablation hurt?
What Happens After Radiofrequency Ablation?
Chronic venous insufficiency is a dangerous medical condition that progressively worsens with time, so it must be addressed promptly. Radiofrequency ablation is one of the safest and most effective treatments for varicose veins and vein disease. However, it can still cause some side effects or unwanted complications in the hands of inexperienced vein physicians.
If you have varicose veins or other signs and symptoms of vein disease, please schedule an appointment at our vein centers in California.
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