Radiofrequency Occlusion in Morristown, New Jersey (NJ)

About one third of the adult population is affected by varicose veins. These swollen, often painful veins in the legs are due primarily to incompetence of the valves in the femoral and great saphenous veins. The results are swollen vessels that are both painful and unsightly. Previously, vein stripping, or surgically removing these large veins under general anesthesia through small incisions, was the preferred treatment. Now, newer techniques like radiofrequency occlusion allow for minimally invasive treatment in an outpatient or office setting with only local anesthesia and intravenous sedation.

Radiofrequency occlusion can easily be performed in an office setting with one small puncture site. Following injection of a local anesthetic at the site of insertion, a catheter or small tube is threaded through the great saphenous vein using sonographic guidance. Local anesthetic is injected along the vein while the patient is also given IV sedation to make the procedure more comfortable. The catheter is withdrawn down the great saphenous vein as the radiofrequency occlusion is performed using sound waves to heat the vein to 185 degrees. The heating process collapses the vein forming scar tissue which will later be absorbed by the body as healing takes place.

Following the radiofrequency occlusion procedure, the leg is wrapped in a tight compression bandage and compression hose are worn for two to three weeks while healing occurs. After a short recovery time due to the mild sedation, the patient is able to return home. Most patients are able to walk and resume normal activities immediately following the procedure. Minor side effects such as numbness and skin discoloration can occur or the procedure may not fully occlude the vein. Studies have shown this procedure is comparable to vein stripping with less pain, no incisions, and faster return to normal function while effectively relieving the symptoms of varicose veins.

About NYU Vein Center -

Finding a NY vein treatment center is easy with NYU Vein Center. Located in New York City, New York, Dr. Lowell S. Kabnick, MD and his experienced and qualified staff make sure that each patient is given top-notch care and excellent treatment. As many people suffer from these embarrassing spider vein and varicose vein conditions, demand for a qualified and experienced physician such as Dr. Kabnick goes up. He is happy to share his expertise and his skill with patients in helping them find relief for their painful and unsightly venous diseases. Using advanced technology and equipment allows Dr. Kabnick to treat his patients with the most cutting edge technology available, thus allowing patients for the best possible chance for a successful procedure or treatment. The NY vein treatment center knows how important their work can be to patients seeking their help. They do not take their responsibility lightly and always make sure that every member of their medical team is committed to excellence and providing the best care possible. Some of the services used by the NY vein treatment center include endovenous laser ablation, VNUS, laser and light therapy, radiofrequency occlusion, varicose vein surgery, sclerotherapy and microphlebectomy.

NYU Vein Center -
Toll Free: 866-706-4439
Lowell S. Kabnick, M.D., FACS, FACPh
95 Madison Ave
Suite 415
Morristown, NJ 07960

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