For patients suffering from varicose veins, new techniques that treat the veins from the inside, called endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and laser ablation offer less invasive alternatives to standard surgery. Ablation procedures use heat energy from either radio waves or a laser source to seal the afflicted vein. Local anesthesia is all that is required, and patients often feel immediate relief.
Interventional radiologists perform these procedures on an outpatient basis and when compared with traditional "vein stripping" techniques, endovenous ablation is more effective, has fewer negative outcomes, and is associated with much less pain during recovery. There are virtually no scars because catheter placement requires skin openings of only a few millimeters, not large incisions.
Don't live with those unsightly, sometimes painful varicose and spider veins any longer. Our advanced technology and vein specialists, led by David E. Lee, M.D. of the University of Rochester Medical Center, can lessen or even rid you of the self-consciousness and discomfort that accompany these conditions.
Our non-surgical alternatives last about an hour with minimal recovery time. You'll soon be ready to wear those favorite shorts or walk on the beach. Varicose vein ablation is covered by most insurances.
Call (585) 396-6701 for an appointment.