Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Varicose Veins in New Jersey

Dr. Rahul Sood, Vein Specialist

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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 a highly qualified physician who has performed hundreds of radiofrequency ablations with the Venefit™ procedure. 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.

Why Choose Radiofrequency (RFA) With New Jersey Vascular Doctor, Dr. Sood

  • Minimally invasive; non-surgical
  • Covered by most insurance
  • Local as opposed to anesthesia
  • Safe
  • Minimum discomfort
  • Little downtime

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) FAQs

What is radiofrequency ablation?

This minimally invasive varicose vein treatment procedure relies on electricity to heat the veins which eventually collapse and seal off completely.

Who can benefit from radiofrequency ablation?

Patients with varicose veins accompanied by issues such as pain, swelling, cramping or other forms of discomfort can benefit from RFA.

How is RFA performed?

Ultrasound is used to guide this 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.

Does radiofrequency ablation cause discomfort?

Most patients report feeling little, if any, pain during the ablation procedure.

What can I expect post-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.

Does insurance cover RFA?

Yes, this RFA is indeed covered by most insurance, including Medicaid.

What is the recovery like?

You can go back to work and immediately. If bruising occurs, it should improve in 1 to 2 weeks.

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