Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins near the surface of the skin, typically in the legs. They occur when faulty valves in the veins allow blood to pool or move in the wrong direction. Vein ablation is a nonsurgical procedure that stops blood from flowing into the vein. This essentially eliminates the varicose vein.
Addressing Unsightly, Painful Veins
Vein ablation seals off affected veins. As a result, they no longer received blood. This causes them to shrink and ultimately turn into scar tissue that is hidden below the surface. It also reduces or eliminates symptoms like aching legs and swollen ankles.
How Vein Ablation is Performed
Vein ablation takes approximately 20 minutes. This is followed by a few hours of observation at our facility. It is an outpatient procedure. This means you go home after the observation period.
The procedure is performed using a local anesthetic. You are fully conscious, but feeling no pain. Your doctor starts the treatment by poking a small hole in the vein and inserting a thin tube called a catheter. They then move the catheter to the area where the varicose vein begins. Using one of various procedures, they seal off the vein. You body adapts by finding other ways to move blood through the area.
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