In today’s world, Radiofrequency Ablation is one of the best Non-surgical Varicose veins treatment. In Jaipur, Rajasthan, Dr. Rajendra Bansal is amongst the best varicose veins specialist who can provide you this treatment. In this article, you will get a good knowledge of this non-surgical varicose veins treatment.
What is Radiofrequency Ablation?
Radiofrequency Ablation is the best minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. The ablation technique refers to the usage of heat to damage the tissues, which makes scar tissue formation. These scar tissues close the vein.
Generally, for treating varicose veins, the doctor inserts radiofrequency energy through a catheter. It is a very thin tube which the doctor inserts through a small incision. It can provide relief to the large veins using local anesthesia or sedative. In fact, the recovery time is also very short in this treatment.
Probably, your doctor will advise you to wear the compression stockings for more than a week.
Is Radiofrequency Ablation safe?
Yes, the radiofrequency ablation is having no harmful effects. Generally, the possible side effects can be:
- Skin burning.
- Some blood clotting in the vein or deep vein.
Can RFA treat all types of Varicose Veins?
There are some varicose veins which Radiofrequency ablation can’t treat such as large visible tortuous varicose veins, thread, and reticular veins. Therefore, sclerotherapy is another treatment for these diseases. In RFA treatment, the veins need to be straight enough for catheters to pass.
May I consider RFA for the treatment of varicose veins?
The patients for the RFA treatment should have greater saphenous vein (along thigh) and small saphenous vein reflux. The vein should be straight enough so that the RFA Catheter or laser fiber can pass through it.
RFA Benefits vs. Risks?
- No need for a traditional surgical method
- Minimal pain after Operation
- Low chances of Infection
- Local Anesthesia Required
- 2-3 days Required for Recovery
- Hospital stay for a day only
- The risk of infection is radiofrequency ablation treatment is less than one in 1000.
- There could be temporary skin pigmentation at the site of the treated varicose vein.