Radiofrequency Vein Ablation Specialist

Polaris Vein Center

Amanda S. Cooper, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology & Varicose Vein Specialist located in Columbus, OH

Changes like weight loss, leg rest, and compression hosiery can sometimes ease the discomfort of varicose veins, but none of these measures actually removes the bumpy and knotted veins. For that, you need a cutting-edge treatment like radiofrequency vein ablation at Polaris Vein Center in Columbus, Ohio. Vascular and interventional radiology specialist Amanda Cooper, MD, and her skilled team offer this minimally invasive treatment in the office, with no general anesthesia needed. Learn how radiofrequency ablation can eliminate your varicose veins by calling the office or scheduling online now.

Radiofrequency Vein Ablation Q & A

What is radiofrequency vein ablation?

Radiofrequency vein ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for vascular disease. This procedure involves gentle internal heat delivery, which closes the diseased vein. Polaris Vein Center uses the Venclose™ RF system for effective and virtually painless treatment. 

What symptoms does radiofrequency vein ablation treat?

The Venclose radiofrequency vein ablation procedure treats chronic venous insufficiency and associated problems such as: 

  • Itching
  • Fatigue
  • Burning
  • Leg pain
  • Tingling
  • Heaviness
  • Soreness
  • Throbbing
  • Cramping
  • Night cramps
  • Restless legs
  • Swollen legs
  • Discoloration of skin around the veins 

Venclose is often a good solution if your vein disease is causing persistent and frustrating symptoms that don’t respond to conservative methods like compression hosiery, weight loss, and leg rest. 

Radiofrequency vein ablation is just one of many varicose vein treatments that can relieve your symptoms and restore your leg health, so if it’s not right for you, the Polaris Vein Center team can recommend another effective minimally invasive option. 

How does the radiofrequency vein ablation process work?

The Polaris Vein Center team determines the ideal treatment area using ultrasound guidance. For the treatment, you have a very tiny incision, making room for an ultraslim catheter to move into the diseased vein. The catheter contains a radiofrequency fiber. 

Pulses of heat cause the vein to collapse, and your blood reroutes to healthy veins. Your body gradually reabsorbs and eliminates the treated vein. You typically receive local anesthesia for the Venclose procedure, and it’s virtually painless. The entire procedure takes only about two hours. 

How long until I see results from radiofrequency vein ablation?

Most patients experience symptom relief within just a day. Over the next few weeks, your symptoms can improve even more. 

What happens following radiofrequency vein treatment?

After your treatment, you typically wear thigh-high compression hosiery to ensure continued vein wall collapse. You can generally resume your regular schedule within a few days. Although walking is fine, the team recommends avoiding heavy exercise for about two weeks. 

The Polaris Vein Center team checks in by phone within a day or two, and you have a follow-up appointment in 1-2 weeks. 

After that, you have appointments at one and six months after the treatment. This gives you optimal aftercare and helps you get the very best results from your treatment.

The Polaris Vein Center team delivers highly personalized care for your vein disease. To learn more about radiofrequency vein ablation or other minimally invasive treatments, call the office or set up an appointment with online booking now.