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Benefits of Venous Ablation for Varicose Veins

Here at Vascular Specialists, our experienced team of vascular surgeons offers a variety of varicose vein treatments. After a thorough examination and consultation, we’ll suggest the appropriate treatment based on the severity of your varicose veins and your overall health. 

If you’re scheduled for venous ablation at our Vein Care Institute, you might wonder what are the advantages in choosing this particular procedure. In this blog, we explain what venous ablation is, how it works, and what its benefits are.

What is venous ablation?

Also called endovenous ablation, you may be wondering what it means. The word “ablation” is a medical term referring to the removal or destruction of tissue — in this case, using heat to destroy varicose veins. You don’t have to undergo surgery for this procedure, though: That’s because “endovenous” means “within or by means of a vein.”

Specifically, we harness the power of energy — either radiofrequency or laser energy — to cauterize the problematic vein. This seals off the varicose vein, and your body routes blood through other, healthier veins. The damaged vein eventually flushes out of your system. All of this work is set off using a procedure that works within your vein thanks to a very small catheter. 

5 benefits of venous ablation

While endovenous ablation isn’t your only option for treating varicose veins, there are many reasons to consider it as the solution for you:

1. Recovery is easy

You can walk out of the office after your procedure. You’ll need to wear compression stockings for a few weeks, but they won’t interfere with your daily routine. We provide you with everything you need to know after your procedure so you understand exactly what to expect as your troublesome veins fade away. 

2. You don’t need surgical incisions

Venous ablation doesn’t require large incisions or the physical removal of any veins from your body. All that’s required is a small incision, just big enough to allow the catheter into your vein.

3. Treatments are quick

Venous ablation can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of your treatment area.

4. You don’t need general anesthesia 

A mild sedative keeps you relaxed throughout your procedure, so you don’t have to undergo general anesthesia. 

5. It works

Studies show that endovenous ablation is a safe and effective alternative to traditional varicose vein surgery. Treating varicose veins doesn’t just make your legs look better; it also eliminates the unwanted side effects of varicose veins. This includes the associated achiness, throbbing, or pain. 

The bottom line: Venous ablation is a safe, quick, and effective procedure that improves the health of your veins while enhancing the appearance of your legs. 

If you’re ready to take the next step in treating your varicose veins, you can reach our offices in Tinley Park or Evergreen Park, Illinois, by calling 815-824-4406. You can also request an appointment using our online tool

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