Varicose Vein Treatment: Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) vs Laser Ablation

Years ago, if you wanted to have unsightly varicose veins treated, you had to allow a doctor to cut into your groin, find the top of the diseased vein, and tie it off. Then, the doctor would “strip” the vein out, leaving two scars: one at your groin and one at your knee. This painful procedure resulted in bleeding, bruising, and sometimes infection – not to mention three weeks off of work.

Today’s methods of treating varicose veins are a cinch compared to that!

At San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center, not only can we help get rid of your varicose veins with a minimally invasive procedure, but we can also have you back at your daily activities in as few as 24 hours.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) vs Laser Ablation

If you have varicose veins and have done some research on different ways to get rid of them, you may be familiar with the terms “radiofrequency ablation” and “laser ablation.” The two procedures are similar, but they have their differences, too. As you read on, we’re pretty sure we won’t have to spell out for you which one we like best.

Let’s start with their similarities:

But here’s where they differ:

If you guessed that we prefer RFA over laser ablation, you’re right. It works more efficiently and causes less pain and bruising. In our opinion, RFA is the far better choice for treating varicose veins.

Looking to treat your varicose veins?

You’ll be in great hands with Cardiologist Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh and the rest of us at San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center. Our team is highly trained to diagnose and treat your varicose veins. We’re proud to offer radiofrequency ablation and a number of other procedures that can eliminate your diseased veins for good. And because we use ultrasound technologies to reveal the entire venous structure of your lower extremities, we can also uncover and treat vascular conditions you may not even know you have yet.

For more information on our practice or our procedures, call us today.

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