The Procedure

The skin on the inside of the thigh is injected with xylocaine, and then a thin radiofrequency catheter is fed into the vein. This highly sophisticated catheter then delivers energy to the inside of the vein, and is slowly withdrawn.

The catheter has temperature sensors on it, which are monitored during the procedure, making sure the vein is getting the exact amount of heat to close the vein permanently.

With this procedure, patients are back to near normal activities the following day.

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