DVT

Radiofrequency Occlusion . 3 answers . 2 years ago

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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2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Really depends on your anatomy and what procedure is required. There are precaution that can be taken to avoid DVT however see your MD for advice.

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Really depends on your anatomy and what procedure is required. There are precaution that can be taken to avoid DVT however see your MD for advice.


2 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

You would need a complete venous duplex ultrasound of both the deep and superficial veins to determine if anything can be done for your symptoms and the risks/benefits involved.

2 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

You would need a complete venous duplex ultrasound of both the deep and superficial veins to determine if anything can be done for your symptoms and the risks/benefits involved.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Your question is complicated. You must first insure that your arterial circulation is adequate. This can easily be done by several simple noninvasive tests. Next a venous duplex is necessary to evaluate both the deep and superficial systems. If your arterial and deep venous systems are adequate and your varicose veins are due to valvular reflux, then treating the source of the reflux with an ablation procedure is acceptable.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Your question is complicated. You must first insure that your arterial circulation is adequate. This can easily be done by several simple noninvasive tests. Next a venous duplex is necessary to evaluate both the deep and superficial systems. If your arterial and deep venous systems are adequate and your varicose veins are due to valvular reflux, then treating the source of the reflux with an ablation procedure is acceptable.


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