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LASER/ Radio frequency ablation treatment for varicose veins

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are twisted and swollen veins. Varicose veins can develop in any vein near the skin's surface. Varicose veins are most typically found in the legs. It is because standing and walking raise the pressure in the veins of the lower body. 

The leg vein generally has several valves that aid blood flow toward the heart. When these valves are broken, blood begins to pool in the legs, leading to discomfort, swelling, heaviness, weariness, skin discoloration, itching, and varicosities, as well as the formation of non-healing ulcers in the leg. If varicose veins are not treated, the individual is compelled to live a disabled lifestyle.

Why are the treatment procedures performed?

Varicose veins may not be painful, and the symptoms might be,

  • Veins are dark purple or blue.

  • Veins seem twisted and swollen, commonly resembling cables on the legs.

The patient might need immediate treatment when painful varicose vein symptoms appear, which may include,

  • An aching or heavy sensation in your legs

  • Lower leg burning, throbbing, muscular cramps, and swelling

  • Pain that worsens after sitting or standing for a long duration of time

  • Itching in and around one or more veins

  • Skin ulcers around the ankle may indicate a serious type of vascular disease that needs medical treatment.

Varicose veins are a medical condition, and the harm done once cannot be undone, and it continues to develop to the next level. As a result, it is a degenerative and irreversible illness. It should be dealt with as quickly as possible with available treatment procedures.

Diagnosis

The doctor checks your medical history to examine the blood flow pattern in veins and rule out any blood clots. A Doppler ultrasonography scan of leg veins is done. Book an appointment with us to consult with the experts.

Procedure of Radio-frequency ablation treatment for varicose veins

Radiofrequency ablation is the latest and most successful non-surgical therapy for varicose veins, done using Multipolar RFA equipment.

  • A radiofrequency catheter is introduced into the aberrant vein using colour-doppler ultrasound vision, and the vessel is medicated with radio energy, resulting in the closure of the affected vein.

  • Interventional radiologists are experts in using the vascular system to distribute therapeutic interventions across the body without the need for surgery. He enters the anomalous saphenous vein using a tiny cannula in the abnormal vein, just above the ankle or beneath the knee.

  • Ablation involves the insertion of a thin, flexible tube called a catheter with small electrodes at the tip that warm the walls of the varicose vein and compress the thick veins.

Procedure of Laser ablation treatment for varicose veins

When compared to other medical treatments, the Laser ablation method is quite effective.

  • The doctor will begin by mapping the vein with Doppler ultrasound equipment. 

  • Then, to ensure the patient's comfort during the treatment, the doctor will use a local anaesthetic to numb the region operating on.

  • A thin laser fibre is placed into the patient's vein through a small entrance site using a laser pulse to seal the vein and shut off its blood flow.

  • The fibre is removed, and a tiny bandage is applied; no stitches are required.

  • The treatment procedure usually takes 2 hours. Visit our Endovascular Surgery hospital in Yeshwanthpur to know more.

Prevention

While all the therapies can only treat the existing varicose veins, new varicose veins may develop. Take a few conscious measures to prevent them,

  • Keeping a healthy weight

  • Regular physical activity

  • Sitting with feet raised

  • When sitting, avoid crossing your legs.

  • Avoid wearing tight clothes.

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