- 21 January 2019
- Posted by: invamed
- Category: Blog
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation has begun to be used as an alternative to classical surgical treatment that has been used in the treatment of varicose veins.
The basis of the treatment with endovenous ablation is the transmission of high frequency sound waves produced by a generator with electric energy to the region where the valves with the venous doppler ultrasonography device are located in the varicose vein with the help of a catheter (plastic tube) and the heat energy that is formed in this region. is based on the principle of complete closure of vein. Electrical energy generated by a generator with radiofrequency (sound waves), due to heat-induced damage to the varicose veins, irreversibly, completely closed. The areas where sound waves create this damage are called electrodes. In 2007, when this catheter was first produced, the existing electrode regions were smaller, the surfaces of the vein wall were smaller. Then, in the 2nd generation catheter which we developed and still use, the length of these contact zones is 7 cm. It was removed. In this way, a more effective treatment can be performed in every aspect in a shorter time.
VenaBlock offers a unique and superior treatment for varicose veins. In this treatment, the patient is hospitalized and the patient is discharged in 1 hour. Moreover, there is no need to wear socks after 1 day. As it does not take anesthesia, it does not feel pain. It doesn’t leave any traces. In this method, the cyanoacrylate glue with a small needle is used to close the varicose (non-functional) vessels. The procedure takes 10-15 minutes and the patient goes up and goes home by using the car.
This glue has been used in other parts of the body for many years as a safe medical adhesive. However, it has recently become available for varicose veins. No side effects or adverse effects have been observed.
Unlike other endovenous procedures such as laser or radiofrequency, VenaBlock does not require large volumes of anesthesia, and in most patients a single injection of local anesthesia is sufficient to replace the needle entry, and the patient can resume normal daily work.
In short, it is a painless and painless high-level treatment compared to the old varicose veins treatments.