Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Hamilton Vein Center offers radiofrequency ablation vein treatments in Sugar Land, Houston and surrounding areas of Texas.
Once a vein wall becomes diseased – stretched and enlarged – it can’t be repaired. The valves within the walls that control the flow of blood through the vein become collateral damage as their functionality breaks down as the wall becomes more and more stretched. The only alternative is to re-route blood flow through healthy veins by closing the veins, painlessly and easily, using radiofrequency energy.
What are the Benefits of a Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure?
- Performed on an outpatient basis
- Less patient pain
- Less bruising
- Faster recovery period
There are many advantages to Radiofrequency Ablation to help patients with their unsightly, unhealthy varicose veins. Another option at Hamilton Vein Center for varicose veins is Ambulatory Phlebectomy. Also, read about symptoms for varicose veins under the symptoms tab.
How is a Radiofrequency Ablation procedure performed?
Using image-guided ultrasound, Dr. Hamilton or Dr. Raza positions the Closure catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. He then numbs the vein thoroughly before delivering radiofrequency (RF) energy through the catheter. The heat causes the vein walls to grow together and eventually become scar tissue, which will then be reabsorbed by the body.
Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is rerouted to other healthy veins. Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression is applied. Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Chappell will encourage you to walk at frequent intervals and to refrain from prolonged standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.
What Can I Expect After a Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure?
The majority of patients experience instant relief from the achiness, heaviness, tiredness and pain associated with vein disease. The recovery period is minimal with most people resuming normal activities right away or within a day or two. There may be a miniscule scar left at the insertion point, but the overall effect — a life free of painful, irritating, embarrassing veins — is so great, you won’t mind it all!
Browse our varicose vein before and after gallery for further proof that Radiofrequency Ablation really does work!
How Much Does Radiofrequency Ablation Cost?
Prior to scheduling your consultation, contact your insurance company to see if any vein procedures are covered in your plan. Our insurance specialists will help you determine your insurance coverage and insurance “wait times”, as well as discuss all pricing and financing options.
Even Good Morning America is talking about this amazing procedure. Check out what they and others have said about this treatment and vein disease.
Call 281-565-0033 today to schedule your complimentary consultation with our vein specialists at Hamilton Vein Center.