Endovenous When it comes to treating varicose veins, medical technology has come a long way.

Gone are the days of painful vein stripping, with its typically long recovery and discomfort for the patient. Now, Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center offers endovenous radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive solution that provides both relief and aesthetic improvement.

What Is Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation?

Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is a game-changing treatment for varicose veins, which occur when our vein valves get damaged, causing a backflow of blood that doctors call venous reflux.

This reflux interferes with proper circulation, leading to blood pooling in the affected veins and ultimately resulting in distention of the veins.

Unlike traditional procedures, endovenous radiofrequency ablation treats varicose veins with less pain and less bleeding. Patients also have a shorter recovery time. It’s also fairly straightforward, as the procedure, performed under local or general anesthesia for both medical and cosmetic purposes, usually takes less than an hour.

During the procedure, our specialists make a small incision to insert a catheter into the targeted vein. Once positioned, they direct radiofrequency energy into the vein wall, causing it to collapse and seal, preventing any further blood flow. This reroutes the blood, sending it to healthier veins in the body.

Benefits of Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation

There are numerous benefits to opting for endovenous radiofrequency ablation for varicose vein treatment, from the quick procedure time, minimal discomfort, little to no scarring or bruising, less swelling, and shorter recovery period.

Recovery From Procedure

Recovery from an endovenous radiofrequency ablation procedure is typically quick. While patients may experience mild bruising and swelling in the treated area, they generally resume regular activities shortly after finishing the treatment.

It helps to wear compression garments for several weeks following the procedure to aid healing and alleviate symptoms of swelling. The procedure’s results become visible within a week or two after treatment.

Schedule a Consultation With Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center

If you’re suffering from varicose veins and seeking an effective to traditional methods, it’s worth learning more about endovenous radiofrequency ablation. To schedule a consultation, book an appointment with us online or call us at (631) 203-2284.

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