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Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) revolutionized the management of superficial venous reflux disease and varicose veins more than fifteen years ago. Over the past several years a similar minimally invasive treatment was introduced which relies on radio frequency energy (electricity) to collapse the vein instead of using laser heat. Other than that, the two procedures are close to identical. The updated targeted endovenous therapy is called Venefit™, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and based on our experience, numerous clinical research findings and feedback from our patients, we will usually recommend radio frequency ablation over laser vein treatment for higher success rates and even less pain.
The RF Ablation procedure is usually an in office procedure or may be performed at an ambulatory surgery center, Doctors’ Outpatient Surgical Center (DOSC). Of course, the more experience your vein specialist has had with the radio frequency procedure, the less risk you are likely to have in terms of success rates and minimal pain. When done by a certified vein specialist with plenty of radiofrequency experience, chances of treatment success are extremely high.
"I put off treating my varicose veins for several years. When I received a referral from my husband's well known cardiologist from Scottsdale, I decided to make an appointment. I was immediately comfortable when an extremely friendly staff member, Beth, greeted us when we arrived at my appointment. My husband and I were impressed with Jilanne when she walked into the room to meet us. She was extremely pleasant and thorough as she examined me and explained my options. I appreciated the fact that I felt important since she did not rush me in and out of her office. I was confident in Jilanne and decided to go ahead with the procedure, which was quite extensive.
The VenaSeal procedure went very smoothly and my recovery was exactly as described by the doctor. I received a personal call from Jilanne two days after the VenaSeal which I appreciated. It's been a little over two weeks since my procedure, and I'm extremely satisfied with the results - thank you Jilanne and Carly for allowing me to feel confident in shorts again! I highly recommend Jilanne Rose for her professionalism and expertise and friendly staff."
Advanced Vein Institute Patient