Varicose Vein Ablation Dr. Haney treats varicose veins with a laser ablation of the greater sapphenous vein on a patient. He uses ultrasound to guide the laser and close off the diseased vein.
Ablation of veins is a new type of procedural technique that has been the forefront of varicose vein treatment over the last 10-15 years. Vein ablation procedures have largely replaced the vein stripping surgery that most are familiar with for the treatment of varicose veins. Fortunately today varicose veins can be treated with new and promising treatment modalities. These include venous ablation procedures using radiofrequency, laser, and foam sclerotherapy. While these procedures have been available only in the last few years, a growing body of data supports their effectiveness.
Endovenous Ablation. Minimally invasive vein treatments. Treatments for varicose veins and venous insufficiency have become less invasive over the last decade. A number of different procedures are now possible most involving local anaesthetic or requiring no anaesthetic at all. Jul 18, 2017 · Vein ablation procedures with lasers may require additional treatments if the varicose is not completely removed in one treatment. In surface laser vein procedures, there is a risk of minor to moderate burns and scars where the laser heat penetrates the skin to reach the vein. Radiofrequency ablation treatment, or RFA, is a safe, proven medical procedure that not only treats the symptoms of varicose veins, but also treats the underlying condition that causes them. The outpatient procedure time is usually less than an hour and does not require hospitalization. Your physician will numb the area where the catheter will enter into the abnormal vein and use the ultrasound transducer or wand to study the vein and track its path. A very small skin incision is made at the site. Using ultrasound guidance, a catheter or vascular access sheath is inserted through the skin and positioned within the abnormal vein. Oct 12, 2016 · The catheter is guided into the vein to be treated using ultrasound imaging. The proceduralist applies radiofrequency or laser energy to the enlarged vein through the catheter's tip. As the catheter is pulled out, the heat causes the vein to collapse and eventually heal shut. The blood will then reroute through other veins. Merely taking out varicose veins does not treat the source of how the varicose veins formed. At the Vein Centers of Connecticut, we treat the source of the varicose vein formation by endovenous laser ablation. Endovenous Laser Therapy is the state-of-the art alternative to surgical stripping in the treatment of varicose veins.
Mar 16, 2018 · AV node ablation. In atrioventricular (AV) node ablation, doctors use radiofrequency energy to destroy the electrical connection between the upper and lower heart chambers (AV node), blocking the heart's electrical impulses. Once the AV node is destroyed, doctors then implant a small medical device (pacemaker) to maintain a heart rhythm.