Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure to treat certain complications with veins, usually in the legs. The procedure delivers radiofrequency energy into a problematic vein, which heats the vessel and causes it to close off. As a result, your blood routes through other nearby veins as it makes its way back to your heart.
During an endovenous radiofrequency ablation procedure at Afzal Clinics, the team threads an electrode into the targeted blood vessel using a catheter. The electrode delivers constant heat into the walls of the vein, which makes the collagen fibers within them contract. The procedure involves minimal bleeding, minimal (if any) scarring, and a low recovery time.
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation can treat varicose veins, which are engorged or bulging purple, blue, or red vessels that you can see on your legs. This is a highly effective treatment for varicose veins because it closes them off entirely instead of promoting better blood flow through them.
Varicose veins often develop because of chronic venous insufficiency, which is a condition that affects the function of your veins. The veins contain a series of valves that automatically open and close to direct blood upward against gravity.
Faulty valves cause blood to pool within the vessels as it doesn’t flow as smoothly. Among the results are varicose veins, leg pain or heaviness, and non healing ulcers on the legs and ankles.
The team at Afzal Clinics supports you as you recover from endovenous radiofrequency ablation. The simplicity of the procedure allows for an easy and quick recovery, which can be aided by a few easy self-care steps at home.
To support blood flow in the area around a varicose vein after endovenous radiofrequency ablation, the team may tell you to:
The team may also follow up with you soon after treatment to make sure you’re making a smooth recovery and avoiding any lasting side effects, which are rare.
To schedule an appointment at Afzal Clinics for endovenous radiofrequency ablation, call Afzal Clinics, or book online today.