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

Varicose veins are a problem for many generations. The disease manifests itself not only among women, but also among men. Varicose veins are an aesthetic and medical problem. Doctors have learned to deal with illness, 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 RFO Closure FAST is one of the methods of treating varicose veins. Below will be disclosed the main issues of concern: the essence of the technique, 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. Treatment of varicose veins by the RFO method - real treatment of varicose veins
  3. Radio frequency obliteration (RFO) - 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 (RFO) of the veins of the lower extremities - complications
  12. Results after RFE. Photos before and after RFR in our patients
  13. Radiofrequency vein obliteration - price and cost of RFO procedure
  14. Radiofrequency vein obliteration (RFO) - reviews
  15. Video feedback from patients after the RFO procedure in our center "MIFC"
  16. Video of the RFO procedure - radiofrequency obliteration, carried out in the phlebology center "MIFC" by Dr. A.Yu. Semenov.
  17. Patient Frequently Asked Questions on the Internet about RFE

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

 

Radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) is a non-surgical method for treating diseases of the cardiovascular system. Used for cardiac pathologies, kidney diseases and varicose veins. The treatment is based on the use of a radio frequency generator, which generates radio waves.

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.

Treatment of varicose veins by the RFO method - real treatment of varicose veins

 

Varicose veins are a pathological disease in which the walls of blood vessels are affected, "nodules" are formed and the lumen of the veins expands. Due to the failure of the valves, blood flow is disturbed, reflux (reverse blood flow) occurs. 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.

Radio frequency obliteration (RFO) - 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 an ultrasound scan of the veins is necessary. Donating blood for viruses: AIDS, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis, as well as conducting a general screening of the body, including the delivery of a coagulogram and an 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. It is advisable to eat 2-3 hours before the RFO procedure. 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 (RFO) 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 in our center "MIFC" is not so high. However, in different clinics, the price of RFO may differ. We offer lower prices for professional treatment from our most experienced specialists. We employ highly qualified personnel who know how to listen to the wishes of the patient and approach each person individually.

The cost of radio frequency obliteration RFO in our center

 

The cost of radiofrequency treatment in our center includes: local tumescent anesthesia, disposable consumables for the procedure, the RFO procedure itself, postoperative examinations with ultrasound and dressings, annual observation with ultrasound control (guarantee of the quality of treatment!).

Service 

Treatment category 

Price  

Radiofrequency obliteration of veins on one lower limb (Venefit, USA) 

At any stage of varicose veins 

57600₽ 64000₽ 

Disposable RF catheter (Venefit, USA) 

 

15000₽

Reception of an expert phlebologist with an ultrasound scan according to the results of treatment within one year

 

is free

Radiofrequency obliteration, RFO 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 performs RFO Venefit ™, and phlebologists have the most extensive experience in RFO in Moscow and Russia.

Radiofrequency vein obliteration (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 from varicose veins for over three years. For various reasons, he postponed the visit to the phlebologist. Finally I made up my mind. On November 20, 2018, he turned to the MIFC phlebology clinic, which is headed by Artem Yuryevich Semenov. On the same day he passed the necessary tests. In my clinic, it would take over a week. And here everything is in place, quickly and even comfortably. The next day, both legs underwent radio frequency surgery. A little over an hour passed, during which Artem Yuryevich and his colleagues performed a miracle. After the operation, I felt relief in movements and seemed to even look younger. But I am already 70 years old. To say that I am grateful to these people is to say nothing. I am delighted with their talent, the gift of healers, their sensitive attitude towards patients and their soulfulness.

If someone has not yet decided to whom to contact with such problems, do not hesitate: you will be helped in the phlebology clinic "MIFC" on the street. Anchor, 7. Best regards, 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 did she begin to notice changes in her legs. I was puzzled by the question and went to our surgeon at the polyclinic (they only offered to remove the veins in the usual way in the hospital). There, sitting in line, they recommended your Moscow phlebology center. I phoned the administrator on the phone. They explained everything and told how the treatment is going. Having passed the examination in my city in a short time, I called again and they appointed me the day of the operation. So I arrived in Moscow in the morning, and in the afternoon I was already operated on. I was surprised that there was no need for hospitalization. The treatment was carried out quickly, it did not hurt at all. The next day, after dressing, I went back home. After 2 weeks after RFO, she noticed an improvement. Thanks to the doctors of the clinic that my problem was solved in a short time, and the result is visible. Tatyana Ivanovna, 69 years old.

Video reviews of patients after the RFR procedure in our center

 

Video of the radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) procedure carried out in the phlebology center "MIFC"

 

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 city phlebological center. Radiofrequency obliteration is one of the best innovative methods of modern treatment of varicose veins. But even good technology is only truly effective in the hands of experienced professionals. You can sign up for a consultation with a specialist of our Moscow City Center of Phlebology 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 leading city phlebology centers that value their reputation, patient reviews are backed up by photos and videos. Reviews of patients who were treated for varicose veins with RFO in our city phlebology center, you can read and look at 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 radiofrequency and laser obliteration are modern effective methods of treating varicose veins. Among the leading phlebologists there are supporters of both the first and the second technology. Before the advent of radial emission laser fibers, RF obliteration outperformed the laser. The lower operator dependence of the RFO technique further increased the gap in this competitive confrontation. After the widespread introduction into practice of radial fibers in 2008, the technique of laser obliteration has evolved more dynamically. Today it is already difficult to answer the question: "which is better?" In recent years, new, more optimized in terms of energy parameters, laser generators have appeared, as well as more advanced generation of laser fibers. In the hands of an experienced specialist, both EVLK and RFO will be effective in the treatment of varicose veins. However, in difficult cases, preference should be given to laser coagulation, since its functionality is still wider today. If we analyze patient reviews, then both methods, in principle, are effective and comfortable. And in order to judge which is better, you should refer to the reviews of experts.