Treatment of Varicose Veins
This is a form of keyhole surgery that treats the problem vein from the inside. The surgeon uses an ultrasound machine to locate the vein and after placing some local anaesthetic in the skin makes a very small cut over the vein before feeding the device into it. Normally there are no stitches required. The treatment can be done with any of a number of devices and techniques.
Thermal Ablation uses heat and so using a fine needle and an ultrasound machine the vein is bathed in a dilute local anaesthetic solution. This technique is called tumescent anaesthesia and is used widely in plastic surgery. There are two main forms of thermal ablation available.
- Radiofrequency Ablation which uses radiofrequency waves.
- Endovenous Laser Therapy which uses laser energy.
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