Varicose Vein Treatment
There are numerous treatment options for patients who suffer from varicose veins. The good news is that they all involve very minimally invasive procedures done in the office setting under local anesthesia and, if desired, light oral sedation.
At AKCVLM, the procedure of choice is radio frequency ablation (Venefit®) of the underlying superficial vein that is causing your Varicose Veins. It is a simple procedure that is similar to starting an IV under local anesthesia. A catheter is inserted into the abnormal vein under ultrasound guidance and the vein sealed using radio frequency energy.
Most patients feel nothing but minimal “pinching” during the entire procedure. After preparation, the procedure in most instances, takes less than half an hour. After application of a dressing or compression stocking, patients are able to walk out on their own and return to normal activity within a matter of day or two depending on the extent of the procedure. Watch the video below for more details on the Venefit Procedure: