Radiofrequency Ablation for Varicose Veins (RFA)

The VNUS Closure Procedure, an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery, brings state-of-the-art technology to an age-old disease.

The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, your physician will position the Closure catheter into the diseased vein, through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency ablation procedure for varicose veins (RF) energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.

Highlights of the Closure Procedure:

  • Relief of symptoms

  • Outpatient procedure

  • Local anesthesia

  • Resume normal activity within 1-2 days

  • Good cosmetic outcome with minimal to no scarring, bruising or swelling

The RFA procedure is one of the best procedures to get rid of varicose veins. We do radiofrequency ablation in Sacramento. Schedule an appointment today.

Radiofrequency ablation is very similar to endovenous laser ablation in their effectiveness. RFA is a very quick and comfortable procedure with very little need for recovery time. This nonsurgical procedure will let patients get back to their daily lives with zero downtime. This is due to the fact that these procedures are done inflicting minimal to no pain and with local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia.