Venefit Radiofrequency Ablation (VNUS)
Radiofrequency ablation is performed in our office under local anesthesia and ultrasound guidance. The physician positions a catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The small catheter powered by controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy delivers heat to the vein wall causing the vein to shrink and seal closed. Once the vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins. After the procedure, a bandage is placed over the insertion site and the leg is wrapped for additional compression. You will be encouraged to walk and most patients resume normal activities that day. You are asked to refrain from strenuous activities for about a week.