Radiofrequency Perforator Ablation in Houston, TX
Radiofrequency perforator ablation is performed on perforator veins, which are short connections between your deep and 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, (that also may result in leg ulcers if left untreated) 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 your care.
Perforator Vein Treatment
Radiofrequency perforator ablation is an outpatient procedure, 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, we use radiofrequency energy to close the perforator vein and cut off abnormal blood flow between the deep and superficial veins.
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 their causes. If we recommend radiofrequency perforate vein ablation, 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.