Radiofrequency Ablation: A Modern Solution for Venous Disease Relief

Published On: November, 20, 2023

Radiofrequency Ablation: A Modern Solution for Venous Disease Relief

Revolutionizing Vascular Health with ClosureFast™: Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)In the realm of minimally invasive procedures, groundbreaking solutions like ClosureFast™ are reshaping the landscape. In this article, we embark on a journey to uncover the intricacies of ClosureFast™, an endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) procedure meticulously engineered to combat venous reflux in the great saphenous veins and small saphenous veins of the leg. Join us as we delve into the mechanics of this cutting-edge procedure, what to anticipate on your treatment day, and the manifold benefits it offers for your vascular well-being.

Deciphering the ClosureFast™ Procedure

ClosureFast™ is a state-of-the-art treatment that stands as a formidable opponent against venous reflux, a condition that disrupts the natural blood flow in the leg’s saphenous veins. Venous reflux can usher in discomfort, pain, and other vascular concerns. The procedure involves the insertion of a ClosureFast® catheter into the afflicted vein, where it administers radiofrequency energy to the vein wall. This energy promptly induces the vein’s closure, enabling healthier veins to efficiently ferry blood back to the heart.

The Treatment Odyssey: A Detailed Exploration

On the day of your ClosureFast™ procedure, expect a journey that blends comfort and efficiency. Here’s an intricate walkthrough of the process:

Anesthesia and Sedation: The procedure commences by applying lidocaine to the skin to ensure numbness. Some patients may opt for a mild oral sedative, such as Valium, to enhance relaxation during the procedure.

Patient Comfort: Ensuring your utmost comfort, you’ll be provided with a gown and placed in a position tailored to your individual needs.

Preparation and Mapping: Your skin is cleansed, followed by a meticulous ultrasound to map the veins designated for treatment.

Numbing and Catheter Insertion: A tiny puncture is made for the insertion of the radiofrequency catheter, preluded by a lidocaine injection to numb the skin.

Local Anesthetic Application: The vein slated for treatment is enveloped by a combination of cool saline and local anesthetic. This dual-action numbing strategy insulates the vein from surrounding tissue.

Radiofrequency Energy Application: With the numbing solution in place, the vein undergoes radiofrequency energy treatment, culminating in a painless sealing of the vein.

Compression Stocking and Strolling: Post-procedure, a compression stocking is applied and should be worn continuously for 72 hours. Additionally, you’re encouraged to engage in a 30-minute walk before heading home.

The Promise of ClosureFast™:

Minimally Invasive: ClosureFast™ is a procedure that respects the minimally invasive ethos, conveniently administered in an office setting within an hour.

Speedy Recovery: Patients typically resume their usual activities on the same day as the procedure.

Efficacious Outcomes: Through its vein-sealing capabilities, ClosureFast™ effectively tackles venous reflux and its associated symptoms.

At La Jolla Vein & Vascular, we remain steadfast in our commitment to introduce groundbreaking solutions like ClosureFast™ to elevate your vascular health. If you’re contemplating addressing venous reflux or non-healing ulcers, rest assured that our team of board-certified vascular surgeons and specialists are here to shepherd you through a tailored treatment voyage. Embrace the advantages of modern vascular care and reclaim your comfort and vitality.

“Bringing Experts Together for Unparalleled Vein and Vascular Care”

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Amanda Steinberger, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

For more information on treatments and to book a consultation, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330. 

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