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Radiofrequency Occlusion in Wayne, Pennsylvania (PA)

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 The catheter is withdrawn down the great saphenous vein as the radiofrequency occlusion is performed using sound waves to heat the vein to 185 degrees.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 Advanced Vein & Vascular Center Inc.

Advanced Vein & Vascular Center Inc. in Wayne, Pennsylvania has helped patients throughout the community overcome Wayne varicose veins and spider veins through proven treatments and procedures. There is a wide array of treatment options available to help patients overcome Wayne varicose veins and spider veins, so those interested should seek consultation with a vein specialist on staff to help them determine which may be right for them. Each is performed using proven equipment and materials to help ensure patient safety and well-being throughout the treatment process at this clinic.

Among the many Wayne varicose veins and spider veins treatments that are available at this facility are ambulatory phlebectomy, intense pulse light therapy, microphlebectomy, endovenous laser ablation, laser light therapy, Veinwave, radiofrequency occlusion and more. For more information about these or other treatments available, patients should seek consultation with a highly trained member of the medical staff at this clinic.


Advanced Vein & Vascular Center Inc.
Toll Free: 610-616-5537
Serving Devon, Main Line, and Wayne, PA
744 W. Lancaster Ave
Suite 225
Wayne, PA 19087


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