Radiofrequency Ablation or Venefit procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional vein stripping surgery used to treat varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. Dr. Rana, a highly experienced varicose vein doctor in Montgomery County, performs the procedure.
First, the treatment area is numbed with a powerful local anesthetic to ensure your utmost comfort during the procedure. The physicians access the vein like an IV, then using an ultrasound device, the doctor guides a tiny catheter directly into the vein. The catheter delivers heat created by a medically advanced radiofrequency device onto the vein wall to seal it shut. At the end of the procedure, the catheter (or flexible tube) is withdrawn from the treated vein. All of this is performed on an outpatient basis in our vein clinic in Washington DC metro area and completed in under an hour.
Over time, the body naturally absorbs the treated vein or veins. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthier veins thereby improving the overall circulation in the body. Many patients are pleased to find immediate relief from their vein disease symptoms such as swelling, twitching and aching. Over time, patients might notice a visible improvement in the way their treated veins look as the diseased veins disappear.
Unlike the traditional vein surgery or stripping, this procedure involves little or no pain and is performed using local anesthesia in our office, usually in less than 45 minutes. The patient can go back to normal physical activity immediately following this type of procedure. Because there is no need for sedation, hospital stay or lengthy recovery period, radiofrequency ablation or Venefit procedure is a great way for a wide range of people to get vein disease treatment in Washington DC.