Treatment – Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation

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A high frequency electrical currentĀ heats the vein until it closes.

The vein is first identified and with ultrasound and the probe passed up to where the superficial vein ends

The machine is then turned on and the probe gently withdrawn

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After the procedure the leg is bandaged for 36 hours

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Daryll Baker is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital London and Clinical Lead for North Central Region Vascular Services.

He read Medicine at Oxford University and trained in Vascular Surgery in Nottingham, London and Edinburgh. He obtained his research PhD from the University of Wales.

Contact

Wellington Hospital
34 Circus Road
London
NW8 9SG

020 7722 7370

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