Radiofrequency Vein Ablation

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Radiofrequency vein 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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Please contact us with any questions you might have about vein disease, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with us to have your vascular disease diagnosed and treated.

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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. Together, Dr. Hardee, Dr. Valenson, and Dr. Fox have performed more than 10,000 RFA procedures right here in our offices. Give them a call today to learn more about how this procedure may be able to help you and your worst vein disease symptoms!

Radiofrequency Vein Ablation

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To ensure that our patients are able to receive the care they need, Texas Endovascular/Houston Fibroids will remain open and accessible. Because we are not a primary care or hospital environment where sick patients would go for testing or treatment for COVID-19, we feel that the risk of exposure in our office is low. To supplement our rigorous standard precautions for health and safety, please refer to the following guidelines:

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