Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
WHAT IS RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION?
The ClosureFast procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, your physician will position the catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in th skin. The small catheter delivers heat to the vein wall, causing it to shrink and the vein to seal closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will reroute itself to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Your doctor may encourage you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time. The average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days.
FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO VENOUS REFLUX
STUDIES HAVE SHOWN
-Relief of symptoms after two days
-Less pain than laser- an outpatient procedure with local or general anesthesia
-Proven results with positive patient outcomes and experience
-Rapid Recovery- on average patients resume normal activities within a few days.