Varicose veins can be a real nuisance. Not only are they unsightly, but they can also be painful and cause fatigue and swelling. Also, varicose veins can eventually lead to other more serious health conditions, such as chronic venous insufficiency. It is important to get these veins checked out by a professional as soon as they start causing you any problems.
If you have problematic varicose veins, you may be a good candidate for radiofrequency ablation. This effective procedure involves gently heating the vein to cause it to disappear. This treatment can give you a better quality of life by eliminating your unsightly veins once and for all.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally-invasive way to treat varicose veins. During a typical procedure, a small catheter is threaded into the vein through a tiny incision near the knee. The vein is then safely heated using radiofrequency waves. The heat from the waves causes the vein to collapse, and the vein is eventually eliminated naturally by the body. The blood from the problematic vein is redirected into other healthy veins.
One of the best things about radiofrequency ablation is the fact that it is minimally-invasive. This means that only a small incision is made to insert the catheter. This treatment is much less invasive than other surgical methods of vein removal, such as vein stripping. Recovery is quick and simple with radiofrequency ablation.
Most patients who undergo radiofrequency ablation have already tried other conservative treatments, such as compression stockings and lifestyle changes.
The procedure itself does not take much time to complete, and only minimal discomfort is involved. It is done as an outpatient procedure in our office. You are free to go home after the treatment session, and our medical professional will give you detailed instructions on how to care for yourself during your nominal recovery.
During a consultation at the South Texas Vein Institute, our well-trained specialist will help you understand all aspects of radiofrequency ablation. If you have tried other options and are still suffering from varicose veins, you may be a good candidate for radiofrequency ablation. Just because you have developed varicose veins doesn’t mean you have to live with them forever. This simple, safe, effective treatment may be all that you need to finally say goodbye to your problematic veins for good.
Our office is located in Edinburg. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how radiofrequency ablation can help you.