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Saphenous Vein Ablation

Get rid of varicose veins

Saphenous Vein Ablation

Get rid of varicose veins now, Saphenous Vein Ablation or Endovenous Saphenous Vein Ablation is an effective alternative to the often characterized “antiquated methods” of surgical ligation and vein stripping. It is a minimally invasive technique used to close the great saphenous vein.

During this procedure, a local anesthetic is applied to the vein and a thin catheter is inserted into the diseased vein. Using ultrasound guidance, the catheter is led up the great saphenous vein into the thigh. Next, laser or radiofrequency energy is applied to the inside of the vein. This heats up the vein walls causing the vein to collapse and seal shut. By closing the diseased vein, other healthy veins in the leg take over and re-establish normal blood flow back up to the heart.

The advantages of Saphenous Vein Ablation include:

• Treatment typically takes less than one hour
• Provides immediate relief
• Avoidance of general anesthesia
• Minimized recovery period and immediate return to normal activities
• No scarring or stitches
• Lower rate of complications
• Higher success rate and durability of the procedure relative to surgery