Radiofrequency ablation for treatment of varicose veins is the best and most widely used technique worldwide.
Radiosurgery is an advanced treatment method with no need in local anaesthesia. The surgery involves using an electrode instead of a scalpel to distribute the high-frequency radio waves. A thin electrode is inserted into a varicose vein through a tiny incision made near the lower leg. By using an ultrasonic device the surgeon can watch how accurately the electrode moves on the display, for example, when pushing up the vein towards the upper part of the thigh.
An electrode carries high-frequency radio waves and heats up the vein walls. The heat causes changes in the molecular structure of proteins, so the vein walls close up. Human body eventually eliminates such a sealed vein.
Radiofrequency ablation has more advantages when compared to the classical vein stripping surgery. This is a minimal invasive surgical technique.
The surgery causes almost no complications with post-operative period being absolutely painless. The tissues surrounding the veins are not damaged during the procedure, and no bruising occurs. The danger of infection is minor too.
Radiofrequency ablation is used to treat varicose veins of different diameter, from the finest capillaries to spider veins. Subjective actions of a vascular surgeon almost do not influence during the radiofrequency ablation. The patient can walk right after the surgery, without feeling any pain.