Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has replaced surgical stripping as the standard treatment for varicose veins.
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.