Dr. Jon Roberts offers varicose vein treatments in Memphis. Dr. Roberts is board certified in interventional peripheral vascular care. This minimally invasive treatment is an outpatient procedure performed at our office. Dr. Roberts uses ultrasound during the procedure to see the vein that needs to be treated. Once the vein to be treated is identified, Dr. Roberts will numb the area using lidocaine on the skin. Dr. Roberts will then insert a small tube, about the size of a small straw, into the vein and directs it up the vein to be treated. Then laser or radiofrequency energy is applied to the inside of the vein. This will cause the inside of the varicose vein to heat up and will begin to shrink and close.
Reflux within the unhealthy varicose veins lead to pooling in the visible varicose veins below. When the unhealthy vein it treated, the twisted and varicosed branch veins, which are close to the skin, shrink will improve visually over time. Once the treated varicose vein is closed, other healthy veins take over to carry blood from the leg, re-establishing normal flow. As the healthy veins start moving the blood out of the leg, your symptoms will start resolving in just a few days after the procedure. It will take longer for the cosmetic appearance of large veins to decrease in size.
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The treatment takes place in our Memphis office, lasts about 30 minutes, and provides relief of symptoms.
The success rate for treating varicose veins using ablation ranges from 93-95 percent.