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Radio-frequency obliteration of the veins of the lower extremities (RFO, Closure FAST) in Moscow

Varicose veins are a problem of many generations. The disease manifests itself not only among women, but also among men. Varicose veins are an aesthetic and medical problem. Doctors learned how to deal with the disease, relieve the main symptoms and help patients.

Radio-frequency obliteration of the veins of the lower extremities (RFO, Closure FAST) in Moscow

Radiofrequency obliteration or RFR Closure FAST is one of the methods for treating varicose veins. Below will be revealed the main issues of concern: the essence of the methodology, what are the indications and contraindications, the main complications, the rehabilitation period, and much more.

Contents:

  1. Radio frequency venous obliteration (RFE) in Moscow - what is it?
  2. RFO treatment for varicose veins - the real treatment for varicose veins
  3. Radiofrequency obliteration (RFW) - Wikipedia claims ...
  4. Principle of the technique of radiofrequency obliteration of the veins of the lower extremities
  5. Preparation for the procedure of radiofrequency obliteration of veins (RFO)
  6. Stages of the radio frequency obliteration procedure
  7. Indications for radiofrequency obliteration of RFO of the veins of the lower extremities
  8. Advantages of Radio Frequency Obliteration (RFO)
  9. Radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) of veins - contraindications
  10. Recovery after RFO procedure
  11. Radiofrequency obliteration (RVW) of the veins of the lower extremities - complications
  12. Results after RFE. Photos before and after RFR in our patients
  13. Radiofrequency obliteration of veins - the price and cost of the RFO procedure
  14. Radiofrequency obliteration of veins (RFO) - reviews
  15. Video reviews of patients after RFO procedure in our center "MIFTS"
  16. Video of the RFO - radiofrequency obliteration procedure conducted at the MEPC Phlebology Center by Dr. A. Semenov
  17. Patient Frequently Asked Questions on the Internet about RFE

Radio frequency venous obliteration (RFE) in Moscow - what is it?

Radio frequency obliteration (RFE) is a non-surgical method for treating diseases of the cardiovascular system. It is used for cardiac pathologies, kidney diseases, and varicose veins. The treatment is based on the use of a radio frequency generator that generates radio emission.

Radio frequency generator for the treatment of varicose veins

Radio frequency generator for the treatment of varicose veins

Radiation from the device is transmitted through a vein through a catheter, as a result of which the vessel wall first heats up, then narrows and fills with connective tissue. It is under the influence of radio emission that the veins become constricted and completely sealed. The procedure of radio frequency obliteration, RFO (photos are presented on the Internet and on our website), is carried out painlessly and quickly. The results from the procedure are visible in a week.

RFO treatment for varicose veins - the real treatment for varicose veins

Varicose veins - a disease of a pathological nature, in which the walls of the vessels are affected, "nodules" are formed and the lumen of the veins widens. Due to the failure of the valves, there is a violation of the blood flow, reflux occurs (reverse blood flow). The disease affects patients of any gender, but most often it manifests itself in women. This is due to hormonal disruptions, pregnancy, and other factors.

Patient with varicose veins before RFO procedure

Patient with varicose veins before RFO procedure

Patients with varicose veins usually complain of swelling of the legs, feeling of heaviness in the legs, rapid fatigue, night cramps, pain, frequent hemorrhages (bruises), bloating of veins, ulcers. The disease of the veins of the lower extremities generally proceeds slowly without pronounced symptoms, but with an advanced case, the development of trophic ulcers, thrombosis and death due to the spread of the blood clot can occur.

Varicose veins can be treated with many methods: surgical, medical, non-surgical, but one of the most effective and safe is endovasal radiofrequency obliteration - RFO.

Radiofrequency obliteration (RFW) - Wikipedia claims ...

In Wikipedia, RFE is found in the methods of treating varicose veins and is described as: an endovasal (intravascular) method of treating the main veins of the lower extremities. The treatment is aimed at eliminating reflux (reverse blood flow) in a large or small saphenous vein.

Radio Frequency Obliteration (RFO) - Wikipedia claims

The whole procedure is under the supervision of an ultrasound specialist, under local anesthesia, without additional hospitalization and incisions. This is noteworthy radio frequency obliteration (RFO). Cost You can find out the procedures by calling our clinic or on the website.

Principle of the technique of radiofrequency obliteration of the veins of the lower extremities

All endovascular treatments for varicose veins are based on the elimination of pathological reflux in perforating and superficial veins, where the valves do not work. Radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) of the veins of the lower extremities is based precisely on eliminating the reverse blood flow in large venous trunks: the large and small saphenous veins. The physical effect of radiation has a narrowing effect on the venous vessels.

The principle of operation of radio frequency obliteration of veins

The principle of operation of radio frequency obliteration of veins

Radio emission heats the walls of the varicose vein, the endothelium is destroyed, voids remain, as a result of which the walls stick together, and the tissues in the damaged area are replaced by connective tissue fibers. Therefore, it is effective radio frequency obliteration RFO, reviews about which you can see a little lower.

Preparation for the procedure of radiofrequency obliteration of veins (RFO)

Before the procedure, the patient is not required to adhere to a specific daily routine, but ultrasound scanning of the veins is necessary. Blood donation for viruses: AIDS, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis, as well as general body screening, including coagulation and ECG, will give a complete picture of the general condition of the body and obvious contraindications. In the evening before the procedure, you need to go to the shower, wash your feet with soap. 2-3 hours before the RFM procedure, it is advisable to eat. Come to the procedure in light, loose, comfortable clothes.


Stages of the radio frequency obliteration procedure

Radio frequency obliteration (RFO) of the veins of the lower extremities takes place in several stages:

Stages of radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) of veins

Stages of radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) of veins

A specialist phlebologist, under local anesthesia, inserts a needle into a vein, and passes a radio-frequency catheter through it, focusing on the image of an ultrasound. After checking, conducts local (tumescent) anesthesia. Later, the generator turns on and the effect of thermal radio emission on the affected vein begins, with the catheter gradually moving through the vein. The procedure ends after the catheter is completely removed from the vein. The puncture site is treated with an antiseptic and a sterile dressing is applied.

Radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) of the veins of the lower limb is performed without incisions, due to which the rehabilitation time is reduced, there are no scars, and, most importantly, there is no need for hospitalization.

If you are interested in the details of such a procedure as radiofrequency obliteration (RFE of the veins of the lower extremities), the video of the procedure can be found on the Internet or see below on our website.

Indications for radiofrequency obliteration of RFO of the veins of the lower extremities

Radiofrequency obliteration (RFE) of the veins of the lower extremities is performed for patients not only with varicose veins. Traditional surgical intervention is usually hazardous to health: serious injury and as a risk from general anesthesia and spinal anesthesia are always present. Another disadvantage of open surgery is the scars and scars after surgery. A long recovery period is also not an advantage of this treatment method. Technologies are developing, and medicine has stepped forward, so now endovasal methods are increasingly used in treatment.

Advantages of the radio frequency obliteration (RFO) method:

  • The duration of the procedure is 40 minutes.
  • Security.
  • No scar formation.
  • Minimal complications.
  • Removal of the affected vein with a single puncture.
  • The procedure is carried out without anesthesia.
  • No hospitalization required. After the procedure, you can go home. But there are limitations in physical activity.
  • No painful sensations.
  • Efficiency of the method.
  • Can be combined with complex treatment of diseases.
  • The entire procedure is carried out with disposable sterile instruments.

Radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) of veins - contraindications

Radiofrequency obliteration, although it is a universal tool for any patient, has its own contraindications:

  • Thrombosis of veins;
  • Skin diseases (furuncles, pyoderma);
  • Inflammatory, infectious, viral diseases;
  • Atherosclerosis of lower limb arteries;
  • Lactation and pregnancy;
  • Diseases in which it is not recommended to wear compression linen.

Recovery after RFO procedure

Rehabilitation after radiofrequency obliteration does not exist, since there is no traumatic factor. Patients do not experience pain and can begin their work the next day.

However, after RFE, it is worth limiting physical activity, thermal effects on the skin (baths, saunas, hot baths). For 2-3 weeks, compression garments must be worn. A positive effect on the body is daily walking. It is forbidden to do fitness, perform anaerobic exercises, do gymnastic exercises for 1 months.

Radiofrequency obliteration (RVW) of the veins of the lower extremities - complications

RFO is a truly effective treatment compared to traditional phlebectomy. While open surgery causes pain that arise from the actions of the surgeon, RFO quickly and painlessly removes sections of the veins affected by varicose veins. After the radiofrequency procedure, hemorrhages, edema, and hematomas are not observed in patients.

The RFL technique is an automated process that eliminates excessive exposure to the vein and through perforation. American and European phlebologists believe that this is the safest method for treating varicose veins at the moment. The only complication that occurred during the development of this technique was deep vein thrombosis. However, such a serious complication was extremely rare. Different sources estimate the risk of thrombosis in 0,1-2%. Over the entire 20-year history of the use of radiofrequency obliteration, only a few cases of thrombosis or pulmonary embolism have been recorded worldwide.

To avoid blood clots, the phlebologist prescribes low molecular weight heparins (clexane or fraxiparin) in prophylactic doses before the intervention. If there is a risk of VTEO (venous thromboembolic complications), then thromboprophylaxis is carried out within a few days or weeks after the procedure. Reviews left by patients only occasionally speak of some discomfort. Unpleasant sensations are weakly expressed and quickly pass.

Results after RFE. Photos before and after RFR in our patients.

Medicine does not stand still, and is developing all the time. Basically, after the procedure, patients have positive results, and they acknowledge that they were helped by radio frequency obliteration (RFE). Photos of the treatment results can be viewed on our website or on the Internet.

The results of treatment of RFR of our patient (photo before and after RFR)

The results of treatment of RFR of our patient (photo before and after RFR)

They show how effective this method is, because the feeling of heaviness in the legs, swelling, cramps, pain disappears, blood stasis is eliminated, blood flow is normalized, the likelihood of blood clots and trophic changes in the lower extremities is reduced.

Radiofrequency obliteration of veins - the price of the RFO procedure

The price of radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) of the veins of the lower extremities is not so high in our MIFC center. However, in various clinics, the price of RFE may vary. We offer lower prices for professional treatment from our most experienced specialists. We have highly qualified staff who can listen to the wishes of the patient and individually approach each person.

The cost of radio frequency obliteration RFO in our center

Service

Price (cost) of the service

Radio-frequency obliteration - RFO, Closure FAST on one lower limb

59500 rubles

Radiofrequency obliteration - RFR, Closure FAST for thrombophlebitis

69500 rubles

Radiofrequency obliteration - RFR, Closure FAST for trophic ulcer

69500 rubles

The cost of radiofrequency treatment in our center includes: local tumecent anesthesia, a one-time radiofrequency catheter, one-time consumables for the procedure, the RFO procedure itself, postoperative examinations with ultrasound and dressings, annual monitoring with ultrasound monitoring (treatment quality guarantee!).

Radio-frequency obliteration, RFE of the veins of the lower extremities is very popular in Moscow - it is performed in the best phlebological clinics specializing in the treatment of varicose veins. Centers with the latest technology and equipment are concentrated in Moscow. Our clinic also carries out the RFE Venefit ™ procedure, and phlebologists have the largest experience in conducting RFOs in Moscow and Russia.

Radiofrequency obliteration of veins (RFO) - reviews

Patient review of the performed radiofrequency obliteration of the veins (RFO) in our center "MIFTS"

Alexey S., Moscow, 04.06.2019

Patient review of the performed radiofrequency obliteration of veins in our center

I suffered with varicose veins for over three years. For various reasons, he postponed a visit to a phlebologist. Finally, I decided. On November 20, 2018 turned to the phlebology clinic "MIFTS", which is headed by Artem Yuryevich Semenov. On the same day I passed the necessary tests. In his clinic, it would take more than a week. And here everything is in place, promptly and even comfortably. The next day, a radio frequency technique was performed on both legs. A little more than an hour passed, during which Artem Yurievich and his colleagues performed a miracle. After the operation, I felt relief in my movements and seemed to even be younger. But I'm already 70 years old. To say that I am grateful to these people is to say nothing. I am delighted with their talent, gift of healers, sensitive attitude towards patients and breadth of soul.

If someone else has not decided who to contact with such problems, do not hesitate: they will help you at the MIFTS Phlebology Clinic on ul. Anchor d.7. Sincerely, Alexey S., Moscow, 04.06.2019

Radiofrequency obliteration - patient review from our clinic.

Anton, 33 of the year. Moscow.

He was suffering with his legs for the last 2 years. Just tried everything. There were improvements, but they did not last long. Again the feeling of heaviness, pain, cramps, pulling sensations came back. On the advice of a friend, the doctor decided to go to the clinic of innovative phlebology and conduct radiofrequency obliteration. I honestly did not think that by piercing and radiation, it is possible to achieve such results. All done quickly and painlessly. Thank the doctor who conducted the procedure, was polite and polite. After explaining everything in detail and showing what to do in the rehabilitation period. A month passed in the compression stocking. I recently took off and was amazed. The leg has changed for the better. Now you can at least play football, even for girls. Thank you. Anton, 33 year.

Feedback on the treatment of RFW in our clinic "MIFTS".

Irina, 39 years. Moscow Region, Podolsk.

During pregnancy, she began to worry about her legs, as she began to develop swelling, seizures, quickly began to get tired feet, and even the asterisks vascular got out. I gave birth, but the problems did not go away, only it got worse, so, as I fed the baby, I decided on the procedure of the RFE. I read for a long time, found out and came to a consultation with the leading phlebologist of the center. Has handed over all analyzes, and treatment by a radio-frequency obliteration has been appointed. Plus the procedure, I would call it a quick one, after an hour they let me go home. During the rehabilitation, I tightened, observed all the rules, so improvements became visible almost immediately. I thank for the valuable recommendations and individual approach to my problem. Victoria, 31 year.

Patient's review of treatment in our clinic by the method of RFR - radiofrequency obliteration of varicose veins.

Tatyana Ivanovna, 69 years. the city of Kaluga.

Only with age began to notice changes in the legs. Has become confused by a question and has gone to our surgeon in an out-patient department (have suggested only to remove veins in a usual way in a hospital). There, sitting in line, your Moscow phlebology center recommended. I phoned the phone with the administrator. All explained and told how the treatment is. Having passed the examination in my city in a short time, I called again and I was assigned the day of the operation. So I came to Moscow in the morning, and in the afternoon I was operated on. I was surprised that there was no need for hospitalization. The treatment was quick, it did not hurt at all. The next day after dressing, she went back home. After 2 weeks after the RFE noticed an improvement. I thank the doctors of the clinic that my problem was solved in a short time, and the result is visible "it is obvious". Tatyana Ivanovna, 69 years.

Video reviews of patients after the RFR procedure in our center

Video of the procedure for radio-frequency obliteration (RFE), conducted at the center of phlebology "MIFTS"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amsweWpH7sU

Patient Frequently Asked Questions on the Internet about RFE

Vladislav from Tambov is interested in: where is it best to perform radio frequency obliteration (RFO) of the lower extremities in Moscow?

Dear Vladislav! Radiofrequency obliteration of the veins of the lower extremities in Moscow is best performed in a good urban phlebology center. Radiofrequency obliteration is one of the best innovative techniques for the modern treatment of varicose veins. But even good technology is truly effective only in the hands of experienced professionals. You can sign up for a consultation with a specialist of our Moscow City Phlebology Center by phone: + 7 (495) 565 35 07.

Elena from Moscow asks: how effective is the radiofrequency obliteration (RFE) in the treatment of varicose veins, where can I find honest reviews?

Dear Elena! Radiofrequency obliteration of the veins of the lower extremities is one of the most effective innovative interventions for the treatment of varicose veins. The technique meets the best European standards. In the leading urban phlebological centers that value their reputation, patient reviews are backed up by photos and videos. You can read and look at the reviews of patients who underwent treatment of varicose veins with the help of RFO in our city phlebology center on the pages of our website: https://phlebolog.org/otzyvy, https://phlebolog.org/videootzyv.

Vladimir from Shchelkovo asks: how much is radio frequency obliteration (RFE) in Moscow?

Dear Vladimir! The innovative procedure of radio-frequency obliteration in Moscow is carried out in city public and private phlebological centers. The price can vary in a fairly wide range. In any case, the cost of the procedure cannot be lower than the price of a single-use radiofrequency catheter. In our phlebological center, the price of a modern thermal obliteration procedure using a radio frequency is 59500 rubles. In addition to the intervention, this cost includes a year of observation with ultrasound monitoring of the treatment results.

Marina from Nizhny Novgorod is interested in: what time of year is it best to perform radio-frequency obliteration of the veins of the lower extremities?

Dear Marina! The procedure for radiofrequency obliteration of the veins of the lower extremities involves wearing compression hosiery up to a month after the intervention. For a more comfortable treatment, specialists of the Moscow City Phlebological Center recommend performing an intervention in the fall, winter or spring. Carrying out radio frequency obliteration in the summer is feasible, but may be associated with some discomfort.

Valentina from Saratov is interested in: radio-frequency or laser obliteration, which technique is better? Where to find reviews?

Dear Valentine! Both radio-frequency and laser obliteration are modern effective methods of treating varicose veins. Among the leading phlebologists there are supporters of both the first and second technologies. Before the advent of laser optical fibers with radial emission of radiation, radio-frequency obliteration outperformed the laser. A smaller operator-dependent RFO methodology further increased the gap in this competitive confrontation. After the widespread adoption of radial waveguides in 2008, the laser obliteration technique has evolved more dynamically. Today it is difficult to answer the question: “which is better?” In recent years, new, more optimized in terms of energy parameters laser generators, more advanced generation of laser optical fibers have appeared. In the hands of an experienced specialist, both EVLK and RFO will be effective in treating varicose veins. However, in complex cases, preference should be given to laser coagulation, since its functionality is still wider today. If we analyze the patient reviews, then both methods are, in principle, effective and comfortable. And in order to judge which is better, you should refer to the reviews of specialists.