Radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins involves using radiofrequency energy to heat the wall of the vein so that it collapses. This causes the vein to close and seal up. Blood is redirected through nearby healthy veins as a result. Varicose veins are veins in the leg that become twisted and bigger due to weakened valves, which causes the blood to collect in the vein rather than flow to your heart. For many people, varicose veins and spider veins — a common, mild variation of varicose veins — are simply a cosmetic concern. For other people, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. Sometimes varicose veins lead to more-serious problems.
There are a number of treatment options for varicose veins at The Holly Private Hospital. One of these is radiofrequency ablation (RFA), which uses heat created from radiofrequency (RF). During RFA treatment, RF heat is sent into your vein through a thin, flexible tube (catheter). This closes off blood flow in the main problem vein. As you’ll always be under the care of our expert multidisciplinary team, and looked after in our state-of-the-art facilities, there’s no better place for you to receive treatment.
Our all-inclusive self-pay package for this treatment starts from £4,250 (terms and conditions apply).
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