Endovenous Radio Frequency (EVRF®)
EVRF is based on thermocoagulation. Thermocoagulation is the heating of the vein wall through radio frequency waves which makes the vein coagulate. The physician will insert a thin catheter, delivering a high frequency impulse through the device making the vein coagulate, shrink and disappear. The treatment takes about 20 minutes, and is applicable throughout the whole year. Afterwords a bandage will be placed. There is virtually no pain, bruising, or scaring seen, and normal activities can be resumed within one day.
“I am excited to be able to offer our patients a new Radio Frequency technology for the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins. The EVRF system will allow our staff to perform certain procedures minimally invasively, that before would have required a surgical intervention. This technology allows us to treat deeper veins in the legs in under one hour. This FDA approved device is the latest treatment offered at our state of the art Vein Center.”
Rex Ghassemi, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Medical Director, ACP Vein Center
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