What is radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency ablation treatment uses heat to shrink and remove varicose veins.
How does radiofrequency ablation work?
Patients receive the treatment under local anesthesia. The vein specialist introduces a catheter into the vein using a small needle. Since ineffective veins cannot be repaired, the radiofrequency energy is used to break down the collagen in the vein wall so that the vein collapses. Blood flow is redirected to other healthy veins.
When can I resume my normal activities?
Often, patients can resume their normal activities right away. After the procedure, avoid heavy exercise or weightlifting for five days. Daily walking is recommended for optimal healing. A compression garment is provided which should be worn for three days after the procedure.
Where can I find a vein doctor near me who performs radiofrequency ablation?
You don’t have to keep living with varicose vein symptoms. If you would like to learn more about radiofrequency ablation or other options to treat your varicose veins, we are conveniently located just a few miles outside of Philadelphia. Call us at the Centers for Advanced Vein Treatment at 267-728-7440.