Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is one of the most effective minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. Ablation means a doctor uses heat to damage tissue, which makes scar tissue form. This scar tissue closes the vein. This technique uses radiofrequency energy (instead of laser energy) to heat up and damage the wall inside a vein. The RF procedure involves the use of ultrasound to guide a radiofrequency catheter into a diseased vein to heat and seal it, diverting blood flow to healthier veins. Radiofrequency ablation is a low-risk procedure. The procedure, which requires only a local anesthetic, is quick and generally pain- free. With RFA, there is a low potential for side effects and complications.
The procedure involves inserting a thin RF catheter into the diseased vein through a very small incision. Under local anesthesia, the device is threaded through the vessel up to the groin area. Radiofrequency energy is applied to the heating element in 20-second intervals to sequentially heat, collapse and seal shut in segments. After each segment is treated, the catheter is manually withdrawn down the vein. The process is repeated until the entire length of the vein has been ablated.
The body automatically re-routes blood flow through healthier veins. The ablated vein becomes scar tissue and is eventually absorbed by the body. The restoration of normal circulation relieves the distention of the surface veins. Healthy veins take over; normal blood flow returns to the leg which helps relieve the swelling, pain and discoloration
All treatments and therapies are performed by our associate Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. BMH holds the responsibility of the treatment effectiveness and other services mentioned above.
After submitting your enquiry, you will be receiving a consultation over the phone, email or chat from an expert from BMH. The exact treatment procedure, patient qualification guidelines for the surgery, effectiveness of the surgery, do’s and don’ts before and after treatment, etc are communicated to you by the expert.
Before booking, you will be communicated the terms and conditions of the associate, which you have to agree for proceeding with the confirmation.