Quick and Effective Radio-Frequency Ablation in Preston
The Radio-Frequency Ablation (VNUS) treatment is an alternative to surgery that is minimally invasive and allows for almost immediate recovery. Our consultants at the North West Clinic in the Preston are fully trained in performing this course of treatment. We run clinic sessions in Preston and Blackpool and treat patients throughout the Northwest, Southport, the Lake District, Wigan and Manchester.
What is Radio-Frequency Ablation?
treatment is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to treat the superficial veins. During the procedure, a catheter is inserted into the veins through a tiny incision. The vein is numbed by applying local anesthetic at the site of entry and along the veins. Guided by ultrasound imaging, segments of the vein are exposed to a 20-second burst of radio-frequency energy, which causes the vein to shrink around the catheter. The catheter is slowly withdrawn as sections of the vein are treated and the entire length of the vein is sealed. Once the vein is closed, the blood flow is redirected back to the healthy veins in the leg.
Local anaesthetic, quick recovery
There are many benefits to choosing Radio-Frequency Ablation treatment for venous diseases
The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, meaning you can return to your normal routine the same day.
There is a very short recovery time for the procedure, as there is only a very small incision and minimal pain.
When compared to surgery, Radio-Frequency Ablation has been proven to cause less pain, less bruising, and fewer general complications.
Satisfaction rates following theVNUS
procedure are very high.
Why choose Radio-Frequency Ablation at the North West Clinic?
At the North West Clinic in Preston, we have treated hundreds of patients using the VNUS
closure system. Our previous patients have reported very high satisfaction rates with visibly improved outcomes. Radio-Frequency Ablation is a more modern, convenient option than surgery, however, there are alternative modern treatments, such as foam sclerotherapy and VenaSeal.