Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) (ClosureFast™) for Venous Reflux Disease
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure used in the treatment of venous reflux disease. Under ultrasound guidance, radiofrequency energy is transmitted to the vein through a catheter, resulting in closure of the vein. Unlike vein “stripping” patients treated with RFA are usually able to resume activities in a day.
Tri-City Vein Center uses the ClosureFast™ procedure, which is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound guidance one of our board-certified vascular physicians will position the catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the 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 physician will encourage you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.
- Minimally invasive, outpatient procedure
- Proven results with positive patient outcomes
- Lower rates of pain, bruising and complications and a faster improvement in patients’ quality of life
- Average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days following treatment
- Most patients report a noticeable improvement in symptoms within 1-2 weeks following procedure
- Covered by most insurance providers
*Individual results may vary.
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