Venous Ablation

Ultimate Guide For Venous Ablation

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Treatment of Vein Disease used to be complicated and surgery used to be the only solution. The innovation of cutting-edge minimally invasive techniques dramatically transformed the landscape of vein treatments. It has never been more swift, safe and simple to treat Vein Disease that now. Utilizing office-based procedures with ultrasound guidance have been proven to achieve the best results for patients. Venous Ablation is the gold standard and first line chosen by almost every vein doctor to treat varicose veins and spider veins.

What is Venous Ablation?

Also known as (Radiofrequency Ablation, Ablation, Laser Ablation, RFA ). This is the first line treatment for Venous Insufficiency with 98% success rate. Endovenous ablation treats the underlying vein disease in addition to the visible veins.

It has replaced surgical interventions due to higher safety and efficacy. The procedure is minimally invasive, painless, takes only 15-30 minutes, doesn’t require general anesthesia, and can be done in office for most patients. No required downtime and patients can resume daily activities immediately.

Another advantage, it is covered by all insurances. The physicians at our New Jersey Vein Center in Wayne, North Bergen, and Clifton are skilled in a variety of endovenous ablation techniques, including laser and radiofrequency therapy. Radiofrequency ablation is preferred over laser therapy due to better efficacy. Patient can feel significant improvement as soon as one week after the initial ablation, especially with leg heaviness, restless legs and cramps.

Vein Doctor, Radiofrequency Ablation

How Does Radiofrequency or Laser Ablation work?

Imagine you have a wall and the paint is falling apart due to inner pipe leaking. You may repaint the wall but the problem is not fixed and will recur rapidly. The astute builder understands you have to fix the inner leaking pipe to be able to achieve a long term result.

This is exactly how venous treatment work. While on the surface you see spider and varicose veins, the real problem stims from the inside venous circulation, often Greater Saphenous Vein (GSV) or Small Saphenous Vein (SSV).

First step is to identify that veins are indeed leaking “incompetent” using ultrasound. Once diagnosis is confirmed we are ready to start treatment.

After local numbing of skin by Lidocaine, under ultrasound guidance, vein doctors introduce a small device (Catheter) into the unhealthy vein. The vein doctor will next inject tumescent anesthetic around the veins once the catheter is in position.

The local anesthetic numbs the surrounding tissues and provides insulation from the vein’s heat production. Once the device is activated, the device will release thermal injury (via laser or high intensity sound wave) prompting the unhealthy vein to close. Therefore, blood is diverted into healthier circulation with competent valves.

What is post treatment recovery?

The vein specialist will wrap your leg in an ACE bandage and advise wearing compression stockings after radiofrequency ablation. After 24 hours, you can remove the bandages, but you should continue to wear compression stockings for at least 7 days.

This will promote ideal blood circulation and stop blood from collecting in your leg veins. After radiofrequency ablation, there is no recovery period, so you can immediately get back to your normal routine and job.

Untreated chronic venous insufficiency is a risky medical disease that gets worse over time.

If you experience any of the warning signs and symptoms of vein disease, including varicose veins, spider veins, leg heaviness, restless legs syndrome, leg cramps, etc., you should consult a reputable vein center in New Jersey.

What are the advantages of Venous Ablation over other treatments?

– Gold standard first line treatment.
– No post procedure downtime.
– Completed in 15-30 minutes.
– Local anesthesia only.
– Minimally-Invasive and doesn’t involve surgery.
– Treats the true cause of Vein Disease.
– Extremely rare rate of complications.
– 98% success rate.
– Painless.
– No fasting or sutures or scars.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Varicose Veins recur after treatment?
With vein therapies like Endovenous ablation, the majority of patients see outstanding outcomes; nonetheless, there are a few reasons why varicose veins may still recur even after treatment. A strong genetic propensity, an underlying disease like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or becoming pregnant multiple times after therapy are some examples of these causes. We work with you to make sure you have the best results.
When can I expect to see results after Venous Ablation?
Patients can feel significant improvement as soon as one week after the initial ablation, especially with leg heaviness, restless legs and cramps.
What happens to the ablated vein?
Similar to other methods, blood is redirected to healthy veins once the sick vein has been blocked. The affected vein gradually collapses and is absorbed by the body.
What are the risks of not treating Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins can become crippling if they are not addressed. Leg discomfort, achiness, cramps, swelling, itching, burning, or restlessness are all symptoms that can start to interfere with your everyday activities. Untreated vein symptoms may make it difficult for you to exercise, fit into a typical shoe or boot size, obtain a decent night’s sleep, or stand all day at work. Moreover, untreated Venous insufficiency can lead to debilitating venous ulcer making you prone to infections.
Does insurance cover Venous Ablation?
Endovenous ablation is covered by insurance. If you are confused with the complex insurance terms eg. deductible and maximum out of pocket …etc. We let you know your cost up front prior to doing any treatments. We also work with you if you have financial difficulty. No surprise or hidden bills!

Before & After

Personalized Treatment Plan

Our team of doctors are experts in getting the best results for your legs. We can evaluate your concerns and make a custom plan to treat your varicose and spider veins today.

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Step 1 : Complimentary Verification:

Following the submission of your information, a member of our front desk will be in touch with you to ask if your insurance will cover the appointment. Then, we’ll schedule your first visit at one of our Pain Centers that are nearby.

Step 2 : Meet Your Vein Specialist:

When you arrive at our center, the front desk will register you into our system. Then one of our skilled vein doctors will see you right away. Please call us at (973) 363-2029 as a courtesy if you will be late.

Step 3 : Ultrasound Vein Mapping:

Your vein treatment specialist will evaluate your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan during your initial consultation. When we create your vein treatment plan, all your needs are taken into consideration.

Step 4 : The beauty you deserve:

you will appreciate the results within 6-8 weeks! We love walking the journey with you, answering every question you have. Are you ready? You can begin now!

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