Radiofrequency, faster and less painful treatment for varicose veins

Written by: Dr. César Garcia Madrid
Published: | Updated: 22/05/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Endovenous radiofrequency ablation Closure FAST technology has better results than conventional and technique endoláser, with the enormous advantage of a shorter recovery time that allows the patient an almost immediate return to work day surgeries. It also reduces pain during surgery and the risk of infections and bruises.

 

Radiofrequency procedure Varicose Veins

Minimally invasive radiofrequency technique to treat varicose veins is a catheter inserted into the vein to be treated and transmits thermal energy which causes retraction of the varix and fibrosis of the vein affected. This procedure involves the permanent disappearance of the varicose vein.

The procedure is performed at the level of the knee to the groin directed to approach the maximum the glass and perform ablations every six or seven centimeters. To guide the specialist in Angiology and Vascular Surgery in the approach to the vein, the Eco-Doppler ultrasound is used. The patient will receive tumescent anesthesia in order to avoid any injury to the surrounding tissues.

removal of varicose veins

 

Advantages of Radio Frequency: less invasive and more effective

Already more than 400 patients treated at the center with this technique and a high degree of satisfaction same. An advantage of radiofrequency is preserving the physiological drainage of inguinal veins, which prevents the formation of new vessels.

This noninvasive method is performed at 120 degrees and has proven to cause less pain than endoláser, another minimally invasive technique that attacks varices over 700 degrees. The high temperatures can cause endoláser uses the drilling vessel, hematomas and postoperative pain.

Another advantage is that RF is an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia, avoiding hospitalization. Radiofrequency treaties can make normal life almost immediately, unlike those treated with conventional surgery, requiring time off work for up to four weeks.

 

RF continuing effectiveness against varices

Radiofrequency in the treatment of varicose veins has an effectiveness of 97% and a total absence of inguinal revascularization. In addition, it is looking to confirm that the radio has a long-term protective effect, preventing relapse inguinal five years.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. César Garcia Madrid
Vascular Surgery

Dr. Cesar Garcia has completed his training in various European centers and USA. He has extensive experience in endovascular and conventional surgery both aortic aneurysm and treatment of occlusive arterial pathology and limb salvage (EAP ). Extensive experience in vascular access for hemodialysis. A pioneer in our country in the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins using endovascular radiofrequency ( VNUS closure® ;). He has authored or co - authored over 200 articles, book chapters and conference papers.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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