Elaboration of the innovative hi-tech devices enabled to create the method of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of varicose veins of lower extremities. It is called «VNUS Closure Fast», and is preferential in the USA and EU countries.
Radiofrequency ablation is often confused with lased treatment of varicose. Despite some similarities of these methods, in RFA they use not laser but a special conductor, which is controlled by a radiofrequency generator. This method has a range of important benefits, and the procedure itself is the most efficient and safe for a patient.
First of all, treatment of lower extremity varicose vein disease by means of «VNUS Closure Fast» does not require hospitalization. The skin is perforated under local anaesthesia, and a radiofrequency catheter is introduced into the varicose vein. It ‘welds’ the vein by microwave action. The catheter features sensors that determine the efficacy and adequacy of action on the venous wall, which automatically secures accurate and controlled treatment. Thus, varicose is the most carefully and less traumatically eliminated.
Accurate and standardized procedure VNUS Closure Fast which is performed with the help of the most advanced apparatus «Covidien» («Medtrinic» company, USA), almost fully excludes the impact of the so-called human factor and the probability of medical error.
Advantages of the method RFA
- Absence of incisions, sutures, and bandages
- Non-necessity in general or spinal anaesthesia
- No risk of hemorrhage or blood transfusion
- Minimal pain
- Absence of bruises
- Cosmetic effect
- Safety for the patient
- Not more than 3 hours in in-patient department
- Thirty minutes after the procedure the patient can leave the clinic
- The ability to walk long distances (5-6 km) the following day after the procedure
- Fast return to sports activities (in 1-2 days)
- High efficacy and less probable disease recurrence in comparison with surgical treatment
Indications for RFA
Lower extremity varicose vein disease, class C2-C6 according to CEAP
Contraindications for RFA
- Implanted cardiostimulator
- Allergy to local anaesthesia
- Blood-clotting disorder (thromboembolia of pulmonary artery in the past medical history)
- Injection drug use
- Acute thrombophlebitis of the varicose vein trunk in the past medical history
- Technical impossibility to perform RFA (excessive tortuosity of a varicose vein trunk and/or big varicose nodes along the vein trunk)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the most successfully and widely practised method in the leading clinics of the world!
This method of treatment is practised by Professor Dmytro Riazanov, Doctor of Medicine, who is extensively experienced in treating patients with lower extremity varicose vein disease.
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