Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is used to treat varicose veins and other problems caused by venous insufficiency or reflux.
RFA is a minimally invasive procedure in which a catheter is inserted into an abnormal vein and supplies heat energy to the vein, closing it permanently. Radiofrequency ablation requires only a local anesthetic, causes little or no pain, and leaves virtually no scar. The procedure takes less than an hour to perform and patients can resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
Before proceeding with radiofrequency ablation, the doctor will perform a thorough medical examination, including a diagnostic ultrasound evaluation, to determine whether the procedure is appropriate for the patient’s case.
Radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient procedure which is performed in the doctor’s office. Patients generally experience little to no pain or “downtime” away from work, and may begin to experience relief from their symptoms right away.
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Texas Endovascular provides the most advanced and minimally invasive vein treatments for the Greater Houston area without the risks of surgery or the expense and hassle of going to the hospital. Intervening early helps prevent the escalation of pain and suffering.