11.09.2017

ENDOVENOUS RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA)

Varicose Vein Treatment (Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins):

Varicose vein treatment also known as endovenous ablation, uses radiofrequency or laser energy to cauterize and close varicose veins in the legs. It may be used for cosmetic purposes, but it is most commonly used to help alleviate related symptoms such as aching, swelling, skin irritation, discoloration or inflammation. Endovenous ablation is safe, less invasive than conventional surgery, and leaves virtually no scars.

How does the procedure work?

Ultrasound is used to visualize the varicose vein. A laser fiber or radiofrequency electrode is advanced to the desired location within the vein. Laser or radiofrequency energy is then applied, heating the vessel and causing it to close. Following the procedure, the faulty vein will shrink.

Less Pain, Less Bruising, Faster Recovery:

The 2009 RECOVERY Study compared the experience of patients treated with the ClosureFast catheter and those treated with the 980 nm laser. The study demonstrated:

  • Less pain, bruising and complications with the ClosureFast catheter
  • Up to four times faster improvement in patient’s’ quality of life with ClosureFast catheter versus laser based on a quality of life questionnaire

Other studies have shown that patients receiving the RF Ablation procedure return to normal activity and work significantly faster than those undergoing vein stripping.

What are some common uses of the procedure?

Leg symptoms can include problems that come from varicose veins and venous insufficiency such as:

  • aching pain
  • swelling
  • skin irritation or sores
  • skin discoloration
  • inflammation in the vein
  • visible varicose veins
  • Restless or achy legs

Venous problems can not only be a problem for your self image, but can also lead to significant medical conditions. Advanced disease if left untreated can lead to skin changes, ulceration, and debilitating symptoms of pain and discomfort in legs and feet. Generalized wellness and overall health is often significantly affected by venous disease. This is typically a subtle process, as venous disease advances many people gradually are unable to tolerate physical activity. This process of becoming more and more inactive can gradually lead to undesirable changes in lifestyle and degradation of overall health. Many find difficulty in performing the necessary tasks required to take care of a family or assignments at work. In addition, due to the discomfort in their legs, many are unable to engage in physical activities and exercise that is crucial to maintaining  physical health and wellness. At the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas we are committed to helping each patient restore their healthy legs and comfortably return to a healthy and active lifestyle and Dr Sassan Kaveh can help you make exercise fun again. Healthy legs lead to a healthy life!

Risk Factors of Varicose Veins:

Before deciding to seek treatment, it is crucial to understand the nature of the disease and the underlying risk factors.

Patients with the following health conditions may be at increased risk for developing varicose veins or venous disease:

  • Family history of venous disease
  • Gender (more common in females)
  • Over weight
  • A job or career that requires long periods of sitting or standing
  • Pregnancy

So, if you are suffering from the terrible symptoms and pain in your legs, call us at (702) 430-7661. Our caring and knowledgeable staff will set you up with an appointment that suits your schedule. Our clinic is conveniently located and ready to get you on the path to healthy legs. Dr Sassan Kaveh is passionate about helping his patients to live pain free without the constant struggle that is associated with venous insufficiency. Do not hesitate, call us today!

Alpha Vein Clinic

http://alphaveinclinic.com/

3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400

Las Vegas, NV, 89128

(702) 430 7661

Dr. Sassan Kaveh

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