Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive endovenous procedure for the treatment of a serious medical condition known as venous reflux disease (varicose veins). An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from severe and diseased varicose veins which cause pain, swelling, discomfort, and can disfigure legs. By using radiofrequency energy and uniform heat to contract the collagen in the vein walls, RFA causes them to collapse and seal the vein closed. Blood is then re-routed through healthy veins back towards the heart.
RFA is performed by inserting a small catheter into the diseased vein. Blood flow is then naturally redirected to healthy veins as the recovery process begins. The treated vein is eventually absorbed by the body and in the majority of cases is no longer visible beneath the skin.
RFA is done right in the office setting, with reduced pain and quicker recovery times. RFA is covered by Medicare and most other forms of insurance. If you would like more information about RFA please contact our office.