Radiofrequency Ablation treatment for unsightly Varicose Veins

October 17, 2018

Varicose veins are enlarged unsightly veins of reddish blue colour appearing on the lower limb or back side of the calf. These veins, if not treated well may become permanent. These veins are not only hideous but equally painful. They may not cause any grieve medical issue but may hamper the flow of blood to leg muscle causing blood clotting in these veins.

Surgeons and doctors have come up with the latest and most advanced minimally invasive procedures to treat varicose veins permanently. Radio frequency ablation has replaced the traditional technique, stripping surgery which is highly invasive.

The radiologists study and diagnose the leg veins trough ultra sound. Ultra sound enables in the examination of the legs veins, valve function and study of the blood flow. Whether the blood is moving out of the leg or refluxing in these areas. Radiofrequency ablation uses radio frequency energy to heat and seal off the damaged veins. During this process a small incision is made in the leg near the affected area and through this incision, a small tube called a catheter is inserted inside into the diseased vein. Through this catheter carefully controlled amount of energy is flown. This results in the heating of the collagen within the walls of the vein. This heating is sustained for some time until the collagen has shrunk. As soon as the catheter is removed, the veins collapse and shut down. When the entire diseased veins are collapsed, the blood is rerouted through healthier adjacent veins. This results in a normal flow of blood to & fro from the heart. The destroyed vein tissue is absorbed by the body eventually. Radiofrequency works the best to treat the great saphenous veins (GSV) and small saphenous veins (SSV).

This procedure normally takes about one hour and the patient is discharged on the same day as the operation. This is a quick and almost pain-free procedure providing quick relief to the patient. The radiologists undertake follow up evaluation to examine and make sure that the treatment was carried out effectively and efficiently, treating the varicose veins completely. Radiofrequency ablation guarantees satisfaction and complete treatment of the diseased veins and doesn’t involve a prolonged procedure. The patients are able to get back to their normal routine quickly.

This procedure has reduced the need for a massive surgery and complications associated with them. Radiofrequency ablation has definitely proved to be stepping stone in the field of medical science. People suffering from varicose veins can contact VHeLP Laser Clinic, as it provides the best treatment for varicose veins. Book your appointment at the clinic now. For more information, log on to

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