- 21 January 2019
- Posted by: invamed
- Category: Blog
Endovenous RF ablation is one of the minimally invasive treatment modalities that can be used in venous insufficiency. The difference from EVLA method; is the type of energy used to close the vessel. As a result of the heat and contraction caused by the radiofrequency energy transmitted by the catheter placed in the patient’s vein, the vein shrinks and closes.
This application is performed for saphenous vessels up to 20 millimeters. The recovery period is very short. Cosmetically quite successful. Endovenous RF Ablation can be performed either under local anesthesia or under general anesthesia. The patient does not need to be hospitalized after the application. After entering the varicose veins with reflux needle under the knee, a thin radiofrequency catheter is placed and 120 ° C energy is applied by applying segmentalablation (7cm) method with color doppler image support.
As in the laser treatment, tumesan anesthesia, which will be performed in accordance with the Doppler USG, is important in the success of the procedure. After ablation, these vessels become scar tissue and are absorbed by the body over time.
The use of RAF in the treatment of varicose veins was described in 1998. Since then, it has been an effective and safe treatment option for the treatment of the superficial system and perforating. According to the manufacturer data, more than 300.000 varicose veins in the world were treated with RFA method.
TermaBLOCK, easy installation with the cordless RF generator provides comfortable use. In addition, consistent and effective temperature-controlled energy delivery ensures a high confidence during treatment. No extra equipment or additional installation is required. Adjustable temperature and time range selections are also among the advantages. Provides real-time monitoring of intravascular temperature parameters. In addition to providing high catheter echogenicity and better visibility under USG, easily repositioning between segments can be performed.