Venous Radiofrequency Ablation for Venous Insufficiency
When the valves in the leg veins are not working correctly, blood may not flow efficiently back to the heart. This condition is called venous insufficiency, which can cause swelling, pain, fatigue and varicose veins in the legs. At Ospina Medical, our team of interventional specialists offers venous radiofrequency ablation for venous insufficiency at our clinic in Manhattan.
Venous insufficiency can occur for a variety of reasons, and is impacted by medical conditions, genetics and lifestyle choices. When the valves in the veins are not performing correctly, swelling and other issues can occur. Those with venous insufficiency often suffer from disabling leg pain, skin ulcers, varicose veins and other leg problems. Venous insufficiency can also heighten the risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), blood clots that can be a serious health risk.
Minimally Invasive Treatment for Venous Insufficiency
Venous radiofrequency ablation for venous insufficiency is a minimally invasive treatment to remove damaged veins and improve the blood flow in the legs. The procedure uses radiofrequency energy to collapse and shrink veins that are causing poor blood circulation. Imaging is used to locate the affected vein that is no longer performing correctly. A small incision, usually below the knee, is used to access the affected vein. A tiny catheter is inserted through the incision to deliver radiofrequency energy to the vein. The RF energy creates heat that damages the vein walls, causing it to collapse.
After venous radiofrequency ablation is performed, the vein shrinks and is reabsorbed by the body. Blood flow is automatically redirected to other healthy veins, improving blood circulation. The procedure is outpatient and patients have little to no downtime after the treatment.
If you suffer from venous insufficiency, reduce your pain, aesthetic issues and health risks with treatment. Contact our team at Ospina Medical to schedule a consultation to learn more about venous radiofrequency ablation, and find out if it is the right treatment for your condition.