Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Radiofrequency Ablation is a procedure that treats varicose veins and Chronic Venous Insufficiency with minimally invasive techniques. Performed in-office, this treatment prevents varicose veins from recurring by addressing the source of varicosities, venous insufficiency.
Our Texas vein treatment specialists conduct RFA over the course of two or more appointments, the first of which includes a diagnosis and selection of the optimal vein treatment for you. It’s essential to choose a licensed vein doctor for RFA, since it involves the use of thermal energy.
Radiofrequency Ablation is a highly successful method for eliminating large varicose veins in the legs without pain or downtime. Patients remain comfortable with the use of mild sedatives or local anesthesia and resume normal activities immediately.
What Is Radiofrequency Ablation and Why Does It Work?
An ablative procedure intentionally creates tiny scars to destroy abnormal tissue. With RF Ablation, our Texas vein treatment experts use radiofrequency to ablate damaged veins. By doing so, we redirect blood into functional veins so it no longer collects and produces varicose veins.
Once the vein is scarred shut, it is harmlessly reabsorbed by surrounding tissue and proper circulation is restored. Veins have one-way valves that are supposed to close after blood moves through them. With Chronic Venous Insufficiency, these valves collapse, allowing blood to pool beneath the valve.
This elevates endovenous pressure, producing the swollen, bulging varicose veins on your legs. RFA addresses those unsightly veins and the disease that causes them to appear.
Our Texas vein treatment experts begin by isolating problematic veins with Doppler ultrasound and inserting a tiny catheter at the treatment spot. We then inject tumescent anesthesia around the vein to numb and insulate surrounding tissue from heat and entice the vein to collapse onto the catheter. Our doctors then send thermal energy through the catheter to the vein’s walls, causing the vein to scar shut.
RF Ablation is 98% effective, requires no downtime, and is typically covered by insurance. Performed in just 15-30 minutes, RFA is a highly efficient way to achieve comprehensive vein treatment in Houston.
What Should Patients Expect After RF Ablation?
Expect to resume your regular lifestyle immediately after treatment, including walking right after your procedure.
Our doctors will wrap your leg in an ACE bandage that you’ll wear for 24 hours. Then, you’ll wear a compression stocking for a week to facilitate optimal circulation.
Otherwise, there are no disruptions to your life, and no downtime whatsoever. Full recovery is achieved within a few hours, and you can head back to work after RFA, making it a popular Texas vein treatment to squeeze in during lunch.
One of the Best Clinic for Radiofrequency Ablation
If you have varicose veins or symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency, don’t delay a consultation at our Texas Vein Treatment Center. Vein disease can quickly turn fatal and the risks are avoidable with treatments like RFA.
Radiofrequency Ablation has a long track record of safety if you choose an experienced physician. Serious side effects are possible with unqualified practitioners, so select our board certified doctors for your safety.
Our Houston Vein Treatment Clinic treats each patient as an individual with unique venous pathways. We curate a customized plan to address your symptoms, concerns, and any underlying disease.
Contact us today to learn more about RFA. Our doctors aren’t just expert physicians, they’re also trained educators who will answer each of your questions and explain your options.
Did you know most treatments in our Houston Vein Clinic are covered by most major medical insurances? Call us now to verify your insurance coverage (281) 823-8248
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