Microwave Ablation for Varicose Veins
If you’re like most people, you’re probably familiar with varicose veins. These unsightly, swollen veins can cause a lot of discomfort and can even lead to leg pain. If you’re looking for an effective way to treat varicose veins, you might be interested in using microwave ablation. This treatment uses heat to destroy the vein, and it has been shown to be an effective way to treat varicose veins. Here are some more details about microwave ablation and how it can help you treat your varicose veins.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose Veins are tortuous and enlarged veins, commonly presenting in the legs. Sedentary lifestyle and prolonged standing or sitting can contribute to the occurrence of varicose veins due to increase in the venous pressure in legs. Superficial veins (veins closest to the skin) are the most commonly affected veins in the legs. Varicose veins are a chronic and progressive disorder.
What are the symptoms of varicose veins?
• Heavy feeling in legs
• Muscle cramps in lower limbs.
• Worsening of pain after prolonged sitting or standing.
• Swelling in legs
• Skin discoloration
What are the treatment options?
• Radio frequency ablation (RFA)
• Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)
• Microwave ablation (MWA)
• Open surgery (old method)
EVLA, RFA, and MWA are Endovenous procedures (carried out inside the vein) that utilize heat energy produced by LASER, radio waves, and microwaves respectively. They differ in terms of temperatures required to produce heat for the closure of the affected veins. Microwave ablation (MWA) is the newer modality of treatment among them.
What is Endovenous microwave ablation technique?
Endovenous microwave ablation technique is now considered as the new gold standard for the treatment of varicose veins in legs. It uses heat energy generated by using microwaves (temp- 80-100°C) for the closure of refluxing veins. It is as effective as EVLA and RFA.
• It is a minimally invasive procedure.
• Shorter procedure time.
• No hospital Stay
• Fewer chances of vein wall damage.
• Very Less Ecchymosis.
• Very Low complication rate.
• Very Low risk of recurrence.
With the advent of microwave ablation technology, many doctors across the world have started using this procedure to treat a variety of conditions. Maven Medical Center is the first center in the whole of the country to introduce the ECO 100E2 Microwave Ablation Machine, which can be used for both Microwave Ablation of Varicose Veins and Tumor Ablation of Thyroid, Breast, Liver, Lung, Kidney and bone etc. If you are suffering from any one of these conditions and are looking for a non-surgical treatment option, make an appointment with one of Maven Medical Center’s Specialist Doctors today!