Radiofrequency Ablation Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group -  - Vein Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group

Vein Specialist located in Beverly Grove & Santa Monica, Los Angeles, & Glendale, CA

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment option for varicose veins. Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group, serving Beverly Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area from office locations in Beverly Grove, Santa Monica, and Glendale, California, offers many venous therapies to alleviate varicose veins and improve circulation. Find out more about radiofrequency ablation for your veins by calling the office nearest you or booking an appointment online today.

Radiofrequency Ablation Q & A

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What is radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is one of the many venous therapies available at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group for the treatment of varicose veins. Varicose veins are superficial veins affecting the look and texture of your skin. They develop when there’s an increase in pressure in your veins. 

Your veins have valves that open and close, helping push blood back to your heart. Damage to these valves allows blood to flow backward and pool. 

When standing or sitting for long periods, the increase in pressure causes the walls of your veins to widen, creating the visible superficial veins. 

During radiofrequency ablation, your doctor inserts a special catheter into your diseased vein; the catheter heats the vein, causing it to collapse and close. As a result, your body reroutes circulation through healthy veins, and the diseased vein disappears over time. 

Am I a candidate for radiofrequency ablation?

Schedule a consultation with the experts at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group to see if you’re a candidate for radiofrequency ablation. 

Like many people, you may look at your varicose veins as more of a cosmetic issue. However, the visibility of your superficial veins may be a sign of an underlying circulation problem known as venous insufficiency. 

When left untreated, your circulation problems may affect the health of your feet and legs. 

If you have varicose veins that cause symptoms like leg pain, ankle discoloration, or leg swelling, and vascular ultrasound indicates circulation issues, Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group may consider you a candidate for radiofrequency ablation. 

What happens during radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is an in-office, nonsurgical procedure at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group. Before starting, your doctor cleans your skin with an antiseptic agent and administers a local anesthetic to minimize pain during treatment.

Your doctor inserts a catheter into your diseased vein and delivers the heat energy. They may treat more than one varicose vein during your session. 

What happens after radiofrequency ablation?

There’s no downtime following your radiofrequency ablation, but you need to wear compression stockings for up to two weeks following the procedure to support healing and circulation. You may continue routine walking and exercise immediately following your procedure.

Your vascular expert at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group may have you return to the office for additional treatments as needed. 

Find out more about radiofrequency ablation at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online today.