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Introduction to Radiofrequency Closure

When doctors use the term “minimally-invasive”, people who are living with varicose veins may wonder what exactly that really means. For a long time, the only treatment available to treat varicose veins was vein stripping, which was often very uncomfortable and involved a long recovery process.

Gone are those days! New technologies are always developing and Reno Vein Clinic stays on the cutting edge of treatment options. The doctors at the Reno Vein Clinic use the RadioFrequency ClosureFast procedure which is considered minimally invasive. A patented radiofrequency catheter that is inserted into the vein and radio frequency energy is applied to heat the vein, causing it to collapse and seal shut. The body naturally re-directs the flow of blood into the surrounding healthy veins.

This procedure also has a minimal recovery time, is less painful and has fewer complications than alternative procedures. With the revolutionary FDA-approved Radiofrequency Closure procedure, the patient is usually back to doing their favorite activities within a couple of days.

The doctors at the Reno Vein Clinic are 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.

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Radiofrequency Closure Technique

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have a quicker return to normal activities and less pain, bruising and discomfort during recovery compared to the outdated vein stripping and ligation or endovenous laser procedures.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.

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