Preferred Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the preferred spider and varicose vein treatment option at Vein Specialist Centers to treat vein disease. It is a minimally-invasive solution compared to traditional vein stripping surgery of the past. The procedure addresses the root cause of symptomatic spider and varicose veins.

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What Is Radiofrequency Ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is a non-surgical procedure used to treat varicose veins. It involves the use of radiofrequency energy to heat and close the affected veins, causing them to collapse and eventually be absorbed by the body. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and no fasting is required for this popular vein treatment, so you can eat and drink as normal up to the minute of the procedure. Radiofrequency ablation is a leading treatment for varicose veins; most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover it. Vein ablation in our New Jersey and New York offices takes no more than 30 minutes, and patients can return to their usual activities right after. It is a safe and effective alternative to traditional vein stripping surgery, with no scalpels or sutures, offering a shorter recovery time and minimal discomfort. 

What Does RFA Do to the Faulty Vein?

Ablation treats the vein from within by heating the vein wаll and collapsing the targeted, unhealthy segments. Circulation is then redirected to the other healthy veins within the legs to relieve symptoms and prevent further complications. (RFA) does not require any sedatives or general anesthesia.

Ablation Over "Vein Stripping"

In the past, patients often found "vein stripping" to be a challenging procedure involving the removal of the entire saphenous vein through large skin incisions. However, with the current endovenous techniques, there is no longer a need for skin incisions or anesthesia to treat varicose veins.

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What Happens During the RFA Procedure?

The procedure is simple and effectively done in-office. A thin catheter is inserted into the target feeder vein using ultrasound guidance and a small IV line. Once the catheter is accurately positioned, the surrounding area is given a local anesthetic solution (tumescence). The catheter is then activated to deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall. The radiofrequency heats and ultimately collapses the diseased vein.

The Advantages of RF Vein Ablation

  • Gold standard vein disease treatment for underlying venous insufficiency
  • Local anesthesia only
  • No downtime, no sutures, no scars
  • Covered by medical insurance for medical necessity
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FAQ

What happens to the treated vein?

How long does RF vein ablation take?

What are the limitations of RF vein ablation?

What happens to the treated vein?

Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is redirected to healthy veins, similar to other techniques. The treated vein is collapsed and eventually absorbed by the body.

How long does RF vein ablation take?

Vein ablation in our New Jersey and New York offices takes no more than 30 minutes, and patients can return to their usual activities right after. Plus, no fasting is required for this popular vein treatment procedure, so you can eat and drink as normal up to the minute of the procedure.

What are the limitations of RF vein ablation?

RF vein ablation is not intended for spider veins or visible veins directly on the surface. Sclerotherapy is often performed in conjunction with RF vein ablation to target residual vein disease and cosmetic veins.

Why Choose Vein Specialist Centers?

At Vein Specialist Centers, we provide exceptional care for treating vein diseases. Our unwavering commitment to vein health is at the heart of our mission to surpass patient expectations and build strong relationships based on transparency, expertise, and our set of core values. Our board-certified vein doctors prioritize integrity and show respect to every patient who visits us. We take the quality of our work seriously, using the most advanced, cutting-edge technology to deliver safe and effective vein treatments. You can trust our vein specialists to prioritize your well-being and provide high-quality vein care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards healthier circulation.

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