Varicose veins are a common concern for many patients. If left untreated, these diseased veins can lead to uncomfortable and even serious symptoms. At Shaheen Vascular, Dr. Shaheen uses his expertise combined with the latest and most innovative treatments to eliminate varicose veins and improve your overall health. If you are searching for an effective treatment for eliminating your visible varicose veins, specialized Endovenous Ablation treatments could benefit you.
What is Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation?
Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, also known as RF ablation is a common and minimally-invasive treatment for the treatment of varicose veins. The treatment utilizes the power of radio frequency energy in order to heat and seal the diseased vein. Once the vein is sealed, it ultimately shrinks and collapses. The blood that was once in the vein is rerouted to surrounding healthy veins and the collapsed vein is then naturally removed from the body. This procedure successfully treats the underlying causes and symptoms of venous reflux disease so that you can live life comfortably once again.
What to Expect
During an initial consultation, a personalized treatment plan is created that is tailored to your specific needs and desired results. During treatment, a very small incision is made. Using ultrasound guidance, a catheter is then advanced through the diseased vein. A specialized numbing topical is injected around the vein that works to push the tissue away from the vein wall. The catheter tip then gently delivers radio frequency energy to the vein in 20-second intervals. The energy is effective at sealing the vein and eventually causes it to collapse. The blood is then rerouted to healthy surrounding veins.
Your symptoms should improve noticeably following the procedure. After the catheter is removed, the incision is covered and your leg is wrapped with a compression wrap. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities following treatment.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a procedure that is very similar to RF ablation. This treatment involves heating and sealing the diseased vein using a thin laser catheter that emits energy to the problem vein. Once the vein is heated and collapses it is naturally removed from the body. Your symptoms should subside following the procedure.
During your consultation, Dr. Shaheen will discuss which treatment option best suits you.
If you are searching for a solution for eliminating your varicose or spider veins, reach out to the professionals here at Shaheen Vascular located in Mountain View, CA, to learn more about Endovenous Ablation. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!