Varicose Vein Ablation

Christian Hospital provides treatment for varicose veins. Learn about the minimally invasive procedure called varicose vein ablation.

For more information on varicose vein ablation, call 314.747.9355 or 877.747.9355 or email us.

What is Varicose Vein Ablation?

Varicose vein ablation is a minimally invasive procedure where doctors use heat (radiofrequency energy) to treat varicose veins. The heat damages the wall of the vein and scar tissue forms to close the vein.

Side Effects of Varicose Vein Ablation

The following are common side effects of varicose vein ablation:

  • Skin burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood clots

How is Varicose Vein Ablation Performed?

Varicose vein ablation can be performed in an outpatient or in-office setting by a doctor who specializes in varicose vein ablation.

During the procedure, the doctor makes a small incision in the vein and uses radiofrequency energy inserted through a catheter to damage the vein wall causing scar tissue to form. The scar tissue then closes up the vein and the procedure is completed.

To schedule an appointment or for more information please call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 or email us.