There are two types of thermal (heat) ablation procedures that close down abnormal veins: Endovenous Laser Ablation and Radiofrequency Ablation. Both of these treatments are FDA approved and performed in less than 30 minutes with success rates greater than 90% and very low recurrence rates. Patients can immediately return to normal activity that same day, with little or no pain.
If you are interested in learning more about Endovenous Laser Ablation and whether you are a candidate for treatment, be sure to give our Cincinnati office a call at 513-232-2400 today. Dr. Panayides and Dr. Hearn look forward to serving you!
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
EVLA consists of inserting an FDA approved laser fiber into the affected vein. Laser energy heat is then delivered to the vein and seals it shut (ablation). Once the bad vein is closed, blood is naturally rerouted to healthy veins which improves venous circulation.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
RFA consists of inserting an FDA approved catheter (VNUS ClosureFAST ®) into the affected vein. Radiofrequency energy (heat) is then delivered to the vein and seals it shut like EVLA. Once the bad vein is closed, blood is naturally rerouted to healthy veins which improves venous circulation.
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