Veins that are enlarged and swollen are a sign of a medical condition known as “venous insufficiency.” These veins, responsible for returning oxygen-poor blood to the heart, have valves that are failing, resulting in blood flowing backwards and pooling, distending and bulging veins outward. Left untreated, this can lead to serious conditions including blood clots and ulcers. Fortunately, our Radiofrequency ablation vein removal treatment can help get rid of veins that you don’t want!.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) electrosurgery treats veins in a safe and effective in-office procedure. It works like this: Under local anesthesia, veins are accessed via a tiny stick. Into this numbed and comfortable area, the doctor inserts a very small probe. With the probe in the vein, he activates it to send energy into the area to close the vein. The result of Radiofrequency energy is that vein is absorbed into the body or ablated, so the procedure is also called a Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA).
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Because your body has many more veins than it needs, this is a safe procedure. Patients stand up and walk after the procedure and the local anesthesia quickly fades, giving them no discomfort. Afterwards, branches of veins that have had failed valves close up, and the pooled blood that has been causing noticeable marks and pain or itching fades safely away and is absorbed by the body.
Radiofrequency Ablation is a great treatment for varicose veins. No longer do physicians rely on vein stripping, a painful procedure with potential negative after-effects.
After the larger veins are treated, any smaller refluxing branches that can’t be seen in the skin may be treated with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Then the visible veins on the skin, if any, can be treated with sclerotherapy.
At the time of your consultation, we help plan treatment that specifically addresses your needs. Some people may need more treatment with ultrasound guidance after a radiofrequency ablation, some many fewer treatments.Call Dr. Wright’s office today to schedule a consultation.
Treatment of veins is often covered by insurance. Since we are the only area vein center credentialed with all major insurers, we are often the most affordable choice.
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I am thrilled with the looks of my legs now. They look so much better and I am not so embarrassed by those ugly veins. Everyone in the office is so nice from the front desk to the doctor and nurses. I always look forward to my appointments.