Varicose vein treatment with radiofrequency ablation available in ManhattanVaricose veins are an age-old problem. These unattractive bulging, twisting veins can cause all sorts of discomfort, from restless leg syndrome to chronic pain and swelling. Vein Institute & Pain Centers of America offers a modern solution –radiofrequency ablation– to patients in the Manhattan area. This treatment restores appearance and alleviates physical symptoms of venous insufficiency. It is available at Vein Institute & Pain Centers of America.
A nonsurgical approachHistorically, varicose veins were removed under general anesthesia with a surgical procedure called stripping. Incisions allowed the surgeon to pull problem veins from under the skin. Sutures were required, and there was a substantial recovery period.
Radiofrequency ablation, or RFA, is a minimally invasive alternative to eliminate abnormal veins, redirect blood flow to healthy veins, and relieve discomfort. Ultrasound images guide the doctor in precise insertion of a thin catheter. Radiofrequency energy is delivered through the catheter. It heats collagen in the vein wall, causing the vein to shrink and close.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and typically takes an hour or less. Only local numbing is needed. You may get back to normal activities the same day. However, we advise wearing a compression stocking for at least a week, before resuming strenuous exercise.
Benefits of RFA
- Brief, non-surgical procedure.
- No general anesthesia needed.
- No sutures.
- Little discomfort.
- Minimal downtime.
- Improvement in symptoms within a few days.
- High success rate– more than 91 percent of treated veins remain sealed five years later.
- Approved by the FDA.
- Covered by most medical insurance plans and Medicare.
Dr. Michael Nguyen and his team at Vein Institute & Pain Centers of America understand that no single solution is right for all patients. We bring a range of safe, effective treatments, including radiofrequency ablation, to patients in the Manhattan area. Call (212) 810-9525.
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"I went for my first time VenaSeal and I am confident to say that I am very pleased with the results. Doctor Michael Nguyen is very knowledgeable, very professional and friendly. There was no waiting time and the staff were welcoming, professional and friendly. I highly recommend this facility...!!! Doctor Nguyen has my (*****) of Excellence!!!"
- Rosa M.
"Dr. Nguyen was phenomenal. He has an excellent bedside manner, great hands and he explains everything to me in regular language. I also like the fact that he's Harvard trained so I know that he is an expert."
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