About Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for venous reflux disease which is the root cause of varicose veins. RFA procedures use radiofrequency energy to heat the walls of the diseased vein. Heating the walls of the vein causes the vein to collapse and close shut. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will naturally re-route to healthy veins.
RFA procedures typically take about 45 minutes and can be completed using just local anesthesia in the comfort of our outpatient facilities. Most patients report little to no discomfort during or after the procedure and many patients return to normal activities the same day they have had the procedure.
After treatment, The use of compression stockings is generally prescribed for a week or two. Individual results may vary.