Do you have varicose veins that you would like to prevent from worsening? Perhaps you have been looking into varicose vein treatments and have come across endovenous thermal ablation – if this is the case, then look no further than Lumina Interventional Radiology.

But first, it is important to understand what endovenous thermal ablation is and what it involves.

What is Endovenous Thermal Ablation?

In simple terms, endovenous thermal ablation is a minimally-invasive procedure that is utilised for treating varicose veins. Also known as radiofrequency therapy (radiofrequency ablation) or endovenous laser treatment (endovenous laser ablation), it is deployed to destroy both the greater and smaller saphenous veins that feed into the varicose vein.

During the procedure, you will first be given local anaesthesia and a sedative. A small incision is made to insert a tube or catheter, guiding it towards your vein. A tool is then inserted into the catheter to your vein, using radiofrequency waves to generate heat and seal off the vein.

Benefits of Endovenous Thermal Ablation

There are many benefits of endovenous thermal ablation, especially as an alternative to surgery. This includes:

Endovenous thermal ablation is an excellent alternative to surgery for treating varicose veins.

Here at Lumina Interventional Radiology, we offer endovenous thermal ablation as a form of varicose vein treatment. If you are interested in treating your varicose veins, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Lumina team for a consultation about how our minimally-invasive procedures can benefit you and whether endovenous thermal ablation is right for you. Our specialists are more than happy to answer any questions or enquiries that you may have regarding varicose vein treatment.