Radiofrequency ablation treatment for varicose veins in Derby
At Nuffield Health Derby Hospital, our vascular specialist consultants have removed many varicose veins using this minimally-invasive procedure including radiofrequency ablation. Read more…
|Initial consultation||from £180|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£3,490|
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Why choose Nuffield Health Derby Hospital for radiofrequency ablation?
We put our patients at the heart of everything we do at our Derby Hospital, ensuring everyone receives treatment and care tailored to their needs. Our modern hospital uses state-of-the-art equipment that allows our consultants to use advanced techniques that are safe and effective.
Conveniently located south-west of Derby, we have free parking for patients and visitors. Our team of dedicated nurses and staff will make sure you're comfortable throughout your stay.
What happens during radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins?
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure to eliminate your varicose veins.
- It is usually done under local anaesthetic and takes 45 - 60 minutes
- Your surgeon will insert a tiny catheter through a small puncture in your lower leg
- They will heat the enlarged vein causing it to shrink and close. Don’t worry, once the vein is closed blood will naturally reroute to other healthy veins
- The puncture site will be bandaged and compression may be applied.
Going home after radiofrequency ablation treatment
Radiofrequency ablation is usually performed on an outpatient basis meaning you will be able to go home the day of your procedure.
- Many patients notice immediate relief but you should allow 1-2 weeks before you see the full benefit
- Your surgeon may encourage you to walk frequently and avoid standing or sitting for long periods immediately after your procedure
- You can usually return to normal activities the day after your radiofrequency ablation.
Complications and risks
Most patients are very pleased with the results of their radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins. As with any procedure, there can be complications:
- Vein puncture
- Blood clots
- Pulmonary embolism
- Phlebitis (leg inflammation)
- Hematoma (collection of blood)
- Burning of the skin
This procedure may not be appropriate for patients with cardiovascular problems. Be sure and discuss radiofrequency ablation with your consultant before investigating this procedure.
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