Following a vein stripping performed in 1960, I developed an infection which complicated into a DVT in the left leg. For the years since, I have had poor circulation and accompanying adema. Would it be risky to have RF ablation now for var. veins?
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By: Vein Centers of Texas | Charles J. Rodman, MD
Charles J. Gutierrez, M.D.
I would start with an evaluation at a reputable vein center. They will start off by performing a venous ultrasound to evaluate for other refluxing superficial veins as well as evaluate you deep veins for reflux. With a history of DVT, your deep veins may be failing and that can also cause swelling. If you also have refluxing superficial veins, studies show that ablating those veins may be beneficial. Radiofrequency ablation, in my opinion, is the best treatment available. Frequent walking, which is encouraged, after the procedure will definitely reduce your risk for another DVT. I hope this helps
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