At Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine, our multidisciplinary team is always on the hunt for new ways to bring medical innovation to our patients from the Bergen County area. That’s why we’re proud to offer an advanced, effective, and non-surgical treatment — Radiofrequency Ablation —for people living with Varicose Veins.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are superficial veins (usually in your legs) that become twisted and enlarged due to increased pressure. Many varicose veins simply pose a cosmetic issue. People often feel frustrated and embarrassed by the way their varicose veins look (generally dark blue or purple that are bulging or cord-like).
Some cases of varicose veins, however, can cause more problematic symptoms, including pain, achiness, skin irritation, and skin discoloration. While complications of varicose veins are rare (such as bleeding, blood clots, and ulcers), they can occur. If you have varicose veins, it’s a good idea to consult with a medical professional to see how you can minimize them or prevent additional ones from developing.
What do our doctors recommend? Well, in addition to regularly exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and diet, and avoiding sedentary behavior, we suggest Radiofrequency Ablation. If it’s right for you, this treatment can drastically reduce the severity and appearance of your varicose veins. We now offer Radiofrequency Ablation at our Ramsey, New Jersey office!
What is Radiofrequency Ablation?
Ablation is a medical procedure that uses heat to damage tissue and create scar tissue on a target treatment area. Radiofrequency Ablation is a specific kind of energy (versus laser beams, for instance) that can be used to ablate tissues. This treatment is especially effective in treating vascular issues. Here’s how it works:
One of our Ramsey medical doctors inserts a thin tube (called a catheter) through the skin and into the vein. Then, Radiofrequency energy is directed through this tube into the vein where it scars and closes the vein tissue.
This may sound strange, but for the purposes of varicose veins, it helps close the vein so it no longer appears discolored and torturous. Research suggest that this Radiofrequency Ablation has a nearly 90% success rate in treating vascular conditions. If a varicose vein doesn’t close after the first treatment, the treatment can be provided again, in addition to other vein treatments.
We can perform Radiofrequency Ablation treatment right in our state-of-the-art Ramsey, New Jersey clinic using only local anesthetic. Patients who receive this innovative vascular treatment can then walk right out the door!
Top Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment for Varicose Veins
Radiofrequency Ablation has several uses in the medical field, and it’s particularly beneficial for the management of varicose veins. Some of the benefits of the procedure are listed below:
- FDA approved
- Covered by Medicare and most other medical insurance plans
- Requires only local anesthesia
- No sutures
- Results in minimal discomfort
- Requires minimal downtime
CAN RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION HELP YOU WITH YOUR VARICOSE VEINS?
If you live near Ramsey NJ and are frustrated with unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins, contact Dr. Steven Ferrer, Dr. Kevin McElroy, and the rest of the team at Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine at (201) 962-9199. Our new Radiofrequency Ablation program may be a great fit for you and can help you find relief from this common issue.