So, how is Radiofrequency Closure performed and what makes it different from other techniques? With Dr. Merchant’s FDA-approved Radiofrequency ablation procedure, patients have a quicker return to normal activities and less pain, bruising and discomfort during recovery compared to the outdated vein stripping and ligation or endovenous laser procedures.
Prior to the procedure, the doctor will use ultrasonography to map all areas that are going to be treated and make entry marks on the skin. The area is prepared, draped and a superficial local anesthetic is applied. Local anesthetic solution is infused into the area around your vein. The ClosureFast catheter is inserted through a small puncture or incision into the vein. When the radiofrequency is activated, the catheter core temperature rises rapidly to about 120ºC and is sustained for about 15 seconds. The radio frequency energy heats the wall of varicose veins, causing them to collapse and seal shut. The patient is back to near normal activities by the next day.
The doctors at the Reno Vein Clinic are the only physicians dedicated solely to the treatment and correction of vein disorders. The facility was the first west of the Mississippi to perform Radiofrequency Closure. The doctors have refined the techniques over the last 10 years so the procedure can be performed on a walk-in, walk-out basis under IV sedation at the on-site State Licensed and AAAHC accredited surgery center. For more information please visit our website http://www.renoveinclinic.com or call us at (775) 329-3100.