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Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation

Varicose veins can sometimes be more than just a cosmetic problem, causing aching and tenderness in your legs. If you’re experiencing unpleasant symptoms like these or are worried about your varicose veins, Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA can help. At their offices in Brandon, Sun City Center, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida, the experienced vascular specialists offer endovenous radiofrequency ablation to get rid of troublesome varicose veins for good. Call your local Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA office today for more information or book an appointment online.


Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation Q & A


What is endovenous radiofrequency ablation?

Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is a treatment used at Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA for varicose veins.

Radiofrequency energy heats the varicose veins, causing the vein walls to contract and close. After treatment, the veins can’t transport blood, which finds another route. The treated veins gradually break down and eventually disappear, absorbed by your body.

Why might I need endovenous radiofrequency ablation?

Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is a suitable treatment for varicose veins resulting from chronic venous insufficiency.

Venous insufficiency develops when the valves in your veins weaken. These valves should continually open as blood pumps up your legs and close to stop gravity from pulling the blood back down. If the valves are weak or damaged, they don’t close fully, allowing blood to trickle back and pool in the veins.

The pooling blood creates varicose veins unsightly, often bulging blue, red, or purple veins. Varicose veins can be uncomfortable, sometimes causing problems in your legs like:

  • Soreness
  • Aching
  • Tiredness
  • Heaviness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration

Without treatment, chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins can cause tissue to break down and venous ulcers to develop. These painful, slow-healing open wounds are difficult to treat and prone to infection.

Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is one of the advanced treatments available at Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA. It destroys varicose veins before they cause more severe problems.

What happens during endovenous radiofrequency ablation?

Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient procedure. Your provider at Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA uses a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort before inserting a flexible tube (catheter) into the vein through a small cut. They use imaging technology (fluoroscopy or ultrasound) to ensure the precise placement of the catheter.

When the catheter is positioned in the diseased vein, your provider delivers radiofrequency energy at a precise temperature that doesn’t damage the surrounding tissues. Once the first vein collapses, they can treat other veins if needed.

Endovenous radiofrequency ablation requires minimal downtime. You need to wear compression stockings for a week to support the treated veins while they heal.

If you have unsightly varicose veins, inquire about endovenous radiofrequency ablation before your condition gets worse. Call Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

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