Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA): Less pain, less bruising, and faster recovery times in the treatment of venous reflux disease.

Varicose veins may be a sign of something more severe called venous reflux disease, which is two times more prevalent than coronary heart disease (CHD) and five times more prevalent than peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

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Venous reflux disease may cause the following symptoms in the legs:

  • Varicose veins
  • Aching
  • Swelling
  • Cramping
  • Heaviness or tiredness
  • Itching
  • Restlessness
  • Open skin sores

Treatment using the ClosureFastTM Procedure

The ClosureFastTM Procedure is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency ablation (heat) to seal off the diseased vein so blood gets rerouted to nearby healthy veins. Highlights of the procedure include:

  • Minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia
  • Lower rates of pain, bruising, and complications and a faster improvement in patient’s quality of life when compared to endovenous laser ablation
  • The ClosureFastTM catheter’s segmental approach eliminates the need for continuous pull-back of the energy source, allowing for controlled and repeatable radiofrequency ablation
  • Delivers a lower heat gradient of energy at around 120°C. In contrast, some laser treatments can reach temperatures of over 700°C during the procedure
  • Average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days following treatment
  • Most patients report a noticeable improvement in symptoms within 1 to 2 weeks following procedure

Contact Us

For more information about radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of venous reflux disease, call 855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273)