What is Vein Ablation?

Vain ablation, also known as endovenous ablation, is performed to close varicose veins. The procedure is done inside the vein, and Your doctor will put a needle and wire into the vein and use heat to damage and close the twisted, enlarged veins near the skin’s surface.


Let the doctor knows your medications, including herbal supplements and aspirin. Your doctor may ask you to stop taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or blood thinners before the procedure. Wear comfortable clothing and do not wear any jewelry.

What happens to the vein after ablation?

After the ablation procedures, the affected vein may become sore after 3-5 days; this is part of the reaction to the treatment and will settle. In addition, anti-inflammatory pain killers will help with the discomfort for a few days.

What are the advantages of having Varicose Vein Ultrasound at the Cardiovascular Institute of Orlando?

Ablation is almost 100% successful at closing the enlarged veins; however, the skin may require additional treatment. These treatments may include phlebectomy or sclerotherapy.

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