Is a minimally invasive medical procedure commonly employed to address underlying venous reflux, often associated with conditions like chronic venous insufficiency.
Preparation: The patient is typically advised to wear loose-fitting clothing.
Local Anesthesia: The treatment area is numbed with a local anesthetic to ensure the patient's comfort during the procedure.
Catheter Insertion: A thin catheter is inserted into the affected vein through a small incision, usually near the knee or ankle.
Radiofrequency Energy Delivery: The catheter, equipped with a radiofrequency electrode, is advanced through the vein. The electrode generates heat, and controlled radiofrequency energy is applied to the vein wall.
Vein Closure: The heat from the radiofrequency energy causes the collagen in the vein wall to contract and the vein to close. This effectively redirects blood flow to healthier veins.
Closure Confirmation: Closure of the treated vein is confirmed through ultrasound imaging to ensure the success of the procedure.
Benefits & Results
* Minimally Invasive
* High Success Rate
* Reduced Recovery Time
RFA is effective in treating larger varicose veins, particularly those related to venous reflux.
The procedure provides symptomatic relief, improves blood circulation, and may enhance the cosmetic appearance of the legs.
Consultations are covered under OHIP, otherwise the price is $150.
Ultrasounds can be requested (covered by OHIP).
The price for one leg is $3,800 or $6,200 for both legs.