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Vein Ablation Specialist

Jason Chiu, MD -  - Pain Management Specialist

The Painless Center

Jason Chiu, MD

Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist located in Clifton, NJ & Tenafly, NJ

Is venous stasis and venous regurgitation causing pain in your lower legs? Not to mention the unsightly nature of these varicose veins, varicose veins are also a source of chronic cramping and pain in the lower legs refractory to different pain management treatments. Contact us today to see if you are a candidate for a vein ablation.

Vein Ablation

What are vein ablations?

  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive percutaneous technique using thermal energy to ablate incompetent veins.

What are some indications?

  • For patients with ulceration who are refractory to medical management or have recurrent ulceration, RFA of perforator veins may help heal ulcers and prevent recurrence
  • Cosmetic purposes for getting rid of unsightly spider veins
  • Prevention of future varicose vein formation

What needs to be done prior to vein ablation?

  • You will need to have a consult with a vein ultrasonographer which we offer on site to evaluate the flow of your veins and the rule out deep vein thrombosis

How long is the procedure?

  • The procedure is done at a surgery center and takes usually 30 -40 minutes

Is the procedure painful?

  • The procedure is relatively painless. You will be injected with tumescent solution composed of local anesthetics around the vein.  Most patients do undergo a light anesthesia and can be discharged in a few hours after the procedure.

How do I pay for this procedure?

  • Fortunately for those symptomatic patients, most vein procedures are covered by major insurance carriers.

Call today for your consultation!