Radiofrequency Perforator Ablation

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Radiofrequency perforator ablation is performed on perforator veins, which are short connections between the deep veins and the superficial veins.

Perforator veins can suffer the same sort of valve damage and retrograde blood flow (venous reflux) as other veins. Most patients with vein disease who experience skin changes, which may eventually result in leg ulcers if left untreated, are found to have reflux in perforator veins near their ulcers as well as in the superficial or deep veins.

Before recommending radiofrequency perforator ablation, the doctor will require a thorough medical examination, including a diagnostic ultrasound evaluation. This will help determine whether the procedure is appropriate for the patient.

Perforator Vein Treatment

Radiofrequency perforator ablation is an outpatient procedure which is performed in the doctor’s office under local anesthesia only. Patients generally experience little or no pain or “downtime,” and often feel relief from their symptoms right away.

During perforator vein ablation, radiofrequency energy is used to close the perforator vein and cuts off the abnormal blood flow between the deep vein to the superficial vein.

Schedule Your Vein Treatment in Houston

When you schedule your vein evaluation appointment, our vein doctors will create a unique treatment plan based on your symptoms and the cause of the vein symptoms. If radiofrequency perforate vein ablation is recommended, we will walk you through the treatment and answer any questions you have. Contact Texas Endovascular at 713-575-3686 to schedule an appointment in Houston, Sugar Land, Webster, or Katy.

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