Varicose veins are not only unsightly but can be accompanied by issues such as restless leg syndrome, chronic pain and/or swelling. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) carried out by Dr. Sood in our offices in and around Clifton, Paterson, Passaic, Rutherford, etc., is a cutting edge procedure used to address the cosmetic appearance of varicose veins and also treat the underlying cause of venous insufficiency.
Triple-board-certified vein specialist Dr. Rahul Sood is an highly qualified physician who has performed hundreds of radiofrequency ablation with the Venefit™ procedures. Performed without general anesthesia, Venefit uses radio waves to improve the appearance of varicose veins, and is prized for excellent outcomes with more than 91 percent of treated veins remaining sealed five years later
This minimally invasive varicose vein treatment procedure relies on electricity to heat the veins which eventually collapse and seal off completely.
Patients with varicose veins accompanied by issues such as pain, swelling, cramping or other forms of discomfort can benefit from RFA.
Ultrasound is used to guide procedure. The leg is injected with a local anesthetic, and a small needle punctures the vein. A catheter will be inserted into the vein and more numbing medication will be injected around the vein. Once the numbing medication is placed around the catheter and vein, the catheter will slowly be pulled back. During the time the catheter generates heat, the vein is closed off.
Most patients report feeling little, if any, pain during the ablation procedure.
Most RFA patients report that there is a marked difference after RFA within a few days and that their legs feel lighter. That said, varicose veins take a bit of time to fully go away, depending on their severity and how long you’ve had them.
Yes, this RFA is indeed covered by most insurance, including Medicaid.
You can go back to work and immediately. If bruising occurs, it should improve in 1 to 2 weeks.