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Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)

This is new technology to treat venous disease. This is done under local anaesthesia and patients can go home the same day. No hospital admission is required. Patients can return to normal daily activities by the next day. 

The traditional treatment of treating a refluxing vein (see above for further explanation) entailed surgery and ‘vein stripping’ or removal of the vein. This required hospital admission and a general anaesthetic. Surgical incisions are then made in the groin and at the knee and the offending vein is literally stripped out. The body is then able to use the deep venous system to return blood to the heart.

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