WHAT IS RFA?
Improved circulation through healthy blood flow restoration.
In Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), the doctor inserts a small catheter into the diseased vein through a small incision, using ultrasound guidance for an accurate and live view. Consistent and uniform heat is delivered to contract the collagen in the vein walls, causing them to collapse and close. After the vein is closed the treated vein is gradually absorbed into surrounding tissue. Blood flow is then diverted to healthy veins and circulation is improved.
Radiofrequency ablation treatment, or RFA, is a safe, proven medical procedure that not only treats the symptoms of varicose veins, but also treats the underlying condition that causes them. The outpatient procedure time is usually less than an hour and does not require hospitalization. While some discomfort may be experienced after treatment, typically the discomfort diminishes within a few days.
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Benefits of RFA treatment.
RFA treats the underlying condition that causes varicose veins and not just the symptoms. And there are a few reasons to consider it:
– It’s safe, proven, does not require hospitalization
– The outpatient procedure time is usually less than an hour
– Recovery time is generally a matter of hours
– Some studies show that the RFA procedure may be associated with lower rates of pain, bruising and complications when compared to other treatment modalities
CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT FOR VARICOSE VEINS
Every patient is unique, and so is every treatment plan.
There are cases where RFA may not be the best option — particularly when veins are too small, twisted, and/or close to the surface of the skin. Sclerotherapy would be a better treatment. In order to improve your health, maximize your results, and restore your active lifestyle, your Vein Clinics of America vein specialist will tailor a treatment plan specifically for your condition.