What are the benefits of RFA?

  • Minimally invasive: Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require surgery. This means that there is less risk of complications and a shorter recovery time.
  • Safe and effective: Radiofrequency ablation is a safe and effective treatment option with minimal side effects.
  • Quick procedure: The procedure itself is relatively quick, and patients can typically return to their normal activities  immediately post-procedure.
  • Outpatient procedure: Radiofrequency ablation is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that patients do not have to stay in the hospital overnight.
  • Covered by insurance: Most insurance companies will cover radiofrequency ablation, as it is considered a medically necessary procedure.
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Reasons to choose NYBG Veins for your RFA?

  • NYBG veins is a great option for those who are looking for relief from pain, aches, heaviness, and fatigue in their legs.
  • NYBG veins can also help to reduce the appearance of visible veins, providing you with greater confidence.
  • The team at NYBG veins is experienced and knowledgeable and will work with you to ensure that your needs are met.
  • NYBG veins provides the best possible care and take the time to listen to your concerns and address them.
  • NYBG veins is committed to providing the highest quality care possible, and they will work with you to ensure you achieve real-world relief.

Who is a good candidate for RFA?

Patients who are good candidates for RFA treatment will have veins that reflux in the greater saphenous veins (along the thigh) and/or small saphenous vein (back of the calf). To be able to pass the laser fiber or RFA catheter up the vein, it is crucial that the vein is relatively straight. Dr. Ahn will thoroughly examine your condition during your consultation and determine whether RFA is the best treatment for you.

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How exactly does RFA work?

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in Cortlandt Manor & Roslyn Heights NY at NYBG Veins is a minimally invasive treatment option. RFA uses heat to collapse the vein and seal it shut. This means that blood can no longer flow through the vein, and over time, the vein will fade away.

What is the recovery like with RFA?

You may have some bruising and swelling around the treatment area. You can usually return to your normal activities immediately post-procedure. Your doctor will also recommend that you wear compression stockings to help with any pain or swelling.

How is RFA performed?

RFA is performed on an outpatient basis, which means you can go home the same day. The procedure takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

  • First, your doctor will use numbing medication to numb the area around the vein. 
  • Next, a thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into the vein under real time US guidance, so the tip of the catheter is appropriately placed in desired position. Tumescent anesthesia is then administered. The tip of the catheter will be heated to a high temperature, and the heat will be used to collapse the vein. 
  • Once the vein is collapsed, your doctor will remove the catheter and apply pressure to the area to stop any bleeding.

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If you struggle with uncomfortable, painful veins, we invite you to discover a vein treatment center that delivers the most advanced treatments for a range of venous conditions, in a clinic that offers the highest level of compassionate care.

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