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Radio ablation of varicose veins

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Radio ablation of varicose veins is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins using radiofrequency. Ablation is a technique in which heat is used to damage tissue to form scar tissue which closes the vein. In this procedure, radiofrequency energy is used to heat and damage the wall inside a varicose vein. The radio energy is directed through a thin tube called a catheter which is inserted through a small cut in the vein under local anaesthesia/sedation.