Endovenous Radiofrequency in the treatment of varicose veins

Written by: Dr. Javier Pérez Monreal
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Endovenous radiofrequency has brought a revolution in the treatment of varicose veins. It is applied similarly to the laser and is a minimally invasive technique, without open surgery and is performed under local tumescent anesthesia ecoguide, a type of anesthetic mixed with adrenaline. Thus, it applies regardless of caliber and even in case of complications such as ulcers.

Varicose veins

The method is performed by a puncture or minimal ecoguide incision through which a catheter along inside the varix is penetrated. Once introduced is carried out closing the vein through thermal discharges made in segments 7 cm. This process will contribute to further scarring of the affected section unseen. Its implementation should be supported by a specialist in anesthesiology and resuscitation to offer all the guarantees.

The main advantage of this technique versus intravenous laser is that it does not require dose adjustment of energy applied by the surgeon, but is done automatically and applying the just and necessary to heat the vein without damaging the surrounding tissue. It is performed on an outpatient basis, once the surgery, the patient can walk back in perfect condition to your home. Postoperatively not offer just discomfort, lower even than those caused by the endovenous laser. It also offers great security. RF provides an effective and permanent closure of the treated saphenous vein in 98% of cases after treatment.

Moreover, treatment of varices side is performed at the same time with a phlebectomy by microincisions sclerosis or foam, depending on the type of varicosity.

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Dr. Javier Pérez Monreal

By Dr. Javier Pérez Monreal

Reference in Vascular Medicine and Phlebology. Dr. Pérez Monreal is an expert in the treatment of varicose veins using minimally invasive treatments. Former head of the Department of Eco-doppler vascular Chiron Clinic of Zaragoza. Regular speaker in most national meetings on the treatment of varicose veins. It has numerous publications and presentations at national and international conferences. It highlights his latest book titled Atlas as "eco-doppler in endovenous treatment of varicose veins"

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