Endovenous vein ablation is an alternative to surgical stripping of certain underlying veins that are the source of surface varicose veins. At our Bend, Oregon vein center, endovenous procedures are minimally invasive and are performed in-office under local anesthesia.
In this technique, a very thin radiofrequency catheter is inserted into the damaged underlying vein. This technique works by heating the inside of the vein, which causes it to seal shut and disappear. To perform the procedure, the doctor uses an ultrasound machine to map the vein, and then inject the area with local anesthesia. The doctor places a needle into the lower end of the diseased vein, through which a small sheath is put into the vein. The radiofrequency catheter is then placed through the sheath and advanced to the upper end of the diseased vein. Local anesthesia is then delivered to the entire vein. The radiofrequency catheter heats the inside of the vein as it is slowly withdrawn back down the vein. Again, after the endovenous ablation, any remaining residual surface varicose veins may be treated with either sclerotherapy or ambulatory phlebectomy.
Endovenous Vein AblationWhile less invasive than traditional open ligation and vein stripping, the results are comparable and may even be better in terms of the incidence of long-term recurrence.
To learn more about leading-edge vein treatments, request a consultation at INOVIA® Vein Specialty Center with one of our specialists, or call our office at (541) 382-8346 to make an appointment.
As leaders in the field of vein disease treatment, we are proud to offer our patients the latest in treatment technology. Our facility is proud to announce the availability of the VNUS ClosureFAST™ catheter.
The VNUS ClosureFAST™ catheter is a culmination of approximately four years of research and development. Our facility is proud to have the ClosureFAST™ catheter, which is designed to significantly reduce procedure time and enhance ease-of-use for the physician. Like the original VNUS Closure catheter, the ClosureFAST™ catheter uses RF energy and VNUS RF generators to deliver controlled energy and monitor treatment temperature for the purpose of closing diseased veins.
The Closure procedure using the ClosureFAST™ catheter minimizes the post-procedure pain and bruising commonly associated with older endovenous laser treatments.