Why Radiofrequency Vein Ablation Might Be Your Answer to Bulging Veins

Why Radiofrequency Vein Ablation Might Be Your Answer to Bulging Veins

Radiofrequency (RF) vein ablation is an incisionless varicose vein treatment that can eliminate bulging veins with little to no downtime and cosmetically pleasing results that are hard to ignore.

Vein specialist Dr. Michael F. Gioscia is the Medical Director of the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York. During your initial consultation at his practice, Dr. Gioscia takes the time to fully evaluate your leg veins and devise the most effective treatment plan.

Dr. Gioscia notes that rather than offering a one-fix-for-all treatment for the cosmetic and physical effects of varicose veins, he has extensive experience in all possible solutions and often considers radiofrequency vein ablation as part of your personalized strategy.

Read why RF vein ablation meets Dr. Gioscia’s rigorous standards for customized vein treatment.

What is radiofrequency vein ablation?

RF vein ablation is an incisionless treatment that uses heat from radio waves to seal problematic leg veins. This effectively eliminates the damaged vein and resolves the cosmetic effects and physical symptoms of varicose veins, including discoloration, bulging, pain, and a sense of leg heaviness or fatigue.

The therapy was FDA-approved as a vein treatment in 1999 and has since undergone extensive improvements with advances in medical technology and technique. Dr. Gioscia offers radiofrequency vein ablation as an essentially painless in-office treatment that takes less than an hour to complete. 

Perhaps most importantly, RFA is highly effective at destroying varicose veins and restoring smooth legs that you’re proud to show.

What happens during a radiofrequency vein ablation procedure?

Dr. Gioscia discusses RF vein ablation in detail before scheduling your procedure. Generally, though, the process takes place at the Vein Institute of Westchester for your convenience and usually lasts 45-60 minutes.

At the start of the procedure, Dr. Gioscia inserts a thin tube (catheter), which houses the RF electrode, into the targeted vein via a needle puncture. Topical anesthetic prevents discomfort from the needle, and ultrasound guidance ensures accuracy of the catheter placement along the length of the vein.

As Dr. Gioscia withdraws the catheter, RF energy produces heat at the tip of the catheter that collapses and seals the vein. Pressure and a small bandage applied to the needle puncture stops any bleeding at the site. 

In most cases, you’re free to return to work and routine activities following the procedure.

Available varicose vein treatments

At the Vein Institute of Westchester, Dr. Gioscia tailors your vein treatment strategy based on the results of your initial evaluation.

Your plan may include one or more of the following minimally invasive procedures:

Dr. Gioscia thoroughly explains these highly effective treatments before proceeding with your individualized plan.

Schedule an evaluation at the Vein Institute of Westchester today for more information about the expert vein treatment Dr. Gioscia offers. Call (914) 997-8081 or request an appointment using our secure online service.

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