Varicose vein radiofrequency (RF) ablation treatment in Mishawaka and South Bend, Indiana
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is a technique that uses radiofrequency energy to seal the diseased vein closed. Your body then re-routes blood through other veins, and the closed vein shrinks and disappears over time.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure performed in our outpatient office with a very low risk of complications. You can return to most normal activities immediately following your treatment.
What To Expect During an RF Ablation Procedure at Legacy Vein Clinic
First, your leg will be injected with numbing medicine. Next, our board-certified vascular expert will insert a very thin catheter into the diseased vein using ultrasound guidance. Additional numbing medication may be injected around the vein. The catheter is then slowly drawn backward while an RF heat source sends out heat that seals the vein shut.
The catheter is then removed, and pressure is applied to the insertion site to stop any bleeding. A bandage is then placed on your leg.
The RF ablation vein treatment is performed in our outpatient office. It takes about 30 minutes for each vein treated.
Benefits of RF ablation:
- Minimal pain and bruising
- No scars
- High success rate
- Fast recovery time
Contact Legacy Vein Clinic
To learn more about radiofrequency ablation at our Mishawaka vein clinic, please call us at (574) 272-5347 for a free screening to determine if RF ablation is the right vein treatment for you.