Radiofrequency Endoluminal Ablation Successful In Treating Varicose Veins

Radiofrequency (RF) endoluminal ablation for treating saphenous vein reflux has the same benefits as surgery in terms of being a single treatment with a low rate of recurrent reflux.

RF also avoids the disadvantages associated with vein stripping and ligation surgery such as morbidity, use of general anaesthesia or need for extensive convalescence.

These findings by physicians Robert A. Weiss and Margaret A. Weiss, at the Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, are based on a two-year study following closure of 140 incompetent greater saphenous veins in 120 subjects.

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