Varicose Veins Treatment with Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (EVRFA)
Varicose Veins are large, bulging gnarled veins on a person’s legs and feet. They are unsightly and may lead to skin pigmentation, eczema, tissue breakdown, ulceration, leg heaviness, cramps, or swelling. To most people, they simply are cosmetically unacceptable. Fortunately, varicose veins treatment is readily provided by vein specialist clinics such as Montemayor Laser and Advanced Vein Care.
Montemayor Laser and Advanced Vein Care provides the full spectrum of vein treatment services including Classical Vein Ligation + Stripping, Stab Avulsion Phlebectomy, Microsclerotherapy, Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), Pharmacomechanical Ablation and Endovenous Radiofrequency (EVRF), among others.
Among these varicose veins treatments is Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (EVRFA).
What are the benefits of EVRFA?
EVRFA is a popular method for treating varicose veins due to its simplicity and efficiency. It is a non-invasive treatment involving vein closure (meaning there is no need for skin incisions or surgical treatment) and hardly leaves any scars on patients. Because it is a simple nonoperative procedure, the risks involved are minimal. The recovery period is nil; one may return to physical activities immediately.
How is the procedure done?
In EVRFA, the vein specialist doctor will use several major implements including a catheter, a radiofrequency electrode and an ultrasound machine. The ultrasound will be used for imaging and visualizing the varicose veins to be treated. Using a catheter, a radiofrequency electrode will be threaded into the problematic vein, then radiofrequency energy will be pulsed into the vein, causing the problematic vein to shrink and close up thermally.
A patient undergoing this varicose vein procedure does not need to be put asleep; only a local anesthetic will be administered to the treatment area. Nevertheless, there is no need for concern as the entire procedure is painless and may only cause minor discomfort. Do let the doctor know if you have any allergies.
Does it take a long time to recover from EVRFA?
Actually, there is almost no “recovery period” required from patients who have just undergone EVRFA. Your vein specialist doctor will allow you to resume your normal activities immediately but will advise you to avoid several ones such as immersing both your legs in a hot pool or flying for a week. Your doctor will also advise you to avoid strenuous activities such as running, gym exercises, and sports for a few days.
Are there any possible complications from undergoing this procedure?
Even though the chances of getting complications from EVRFA is close to nil, the possibility still exists. If you’ve just undergone this procedure, expect bruising, staining, phlebitis and minor clotting. Pain and swelling post treatment should be expected but is nil, so you will be prescribed anti-inflammatories. Further, be prudent and follow your doctor’s instructions like wearing medical compression hose, leg elevation on lying down and sitting, and constant foot jiggling whenever upright
Will the EVRFA treatment be the right treatment for me?
The one who can determine this is your varicose vein doctor. EVRFA is not a universal treatment for all types varicose veins; it is a specialized procedure for specific cases. You must let your doctor to perform a full initial evaluation on your problematic veins first, usually with an ultrasound test, and your doctor will surely work out the best option for you.
Whether EVRFA is appropriate for you or not, there is no reason to fret, for there are other treatment options available such as Pharmacomechanical Ablation and Endovenous Laser Treatment. These are all provided at Montemayor Laser and Advanced Vein Care run by Dr. Paul Jesus S. Montemayor, a vein specialist surgeon with 30 years’ experience in vein diagnosis and treatments.
Montemayor Laser and Advanced Vein Care will ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment for your varicose veins and ensure a pleasant experience. Schedule an appointment with our clinic today during office hours (landline 87060507); or call/text us at 0917-8018820 (look for Stella) or 0917-8012061 (look for Narge).