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REDI Diagnostics Corp

Radiology Imaging and Interventional Radiology located in Elmwood Park, NJ

If you regularly experience acute or chronic pain, radiofrequency ablation provides a minimally invasive treatment option with long-lasting results. The radiology and diagnostic imaging specialists at REDI Diagnostics Corp in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, offer radiofrequency ablation treatment as an outpatient procedure. To schedule an appointment, call the office to speak with a friendly staff member or book online today.

Radiofrequency Ablation Q&A

What is radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency vein ablation refers to a convenient in-office procedure developed to remove unwanted veins. Radiofrequency vein ablation works especially well for varicose veins.

REDI Diagnostics Corp provides innovative treatments and solutions, such as radiofrequency vein ablation procedure- a less painful and less invasive alternative to vein stripping and the traditional surgical vein removal.

Am I a good candidate for radiofrequency ablation?

If you regularly experience acute or chronic pain, and it doesn’t respond to rest or over-the-counter pain medications, your physician may recommend radiofrequency ablation treatment at REDI Diagnostics Corp.

How does radiofrequency ablation work?

Within radiofrequency vein ablation, REDI's providers use special radiofrequency energy to cauterize (using heat) and close unwanted veins. Radiofrequency ablation is an image-guided and minimally invasive treatment. The procedure involves the use of an ultrasound machine, catheter, laser fiber or radiofrequency electrode, and console. 

REDI’s providers apply a numbing cream to the area and clean, sterilize, and cover the area with a surgical drape. 

Then, they make a small skin incision at the site and uses ultrasound guidance to insert a catheter through your skin to position it within the abnormal vein. An interventional radiologist carefully inserts the electrode or fiber through the catheter and uses ultrasound guidance to inject local anesthetic around your abnormal vein. Radiofrequency energy heats your vein and seals it as an interventional radiologist slowly withdraws the catheter.

An Interventional Radiologist applies pressure to prevent any bleeding and covers the opening in your skin with a bandage. No sutures are needed.

You might feel slight pressure when the interventional radiologist inserts the catheter, but there’s no serious discomfort. After your procedure, your body’s natural lymphatic system gets rid of the problem vein.


Is radiofrequency ablation effective?

Radiofrequency endovenous ablation is a well-established procedure that provides a minimally-invasive, highly effective outpatient alternative to greater saphenous vein stripping. The 30-minute procedure is performed in the office with local anesthesia. 

The treated leg is either wrapped with an elastic bandage, or a compression stocking is applied. Most patients resume normal activity immediately.

Radiofrequency ablation has a 99% success rate in closing the greater saphenous vein.

What is recovery like following radiofrequency ablation?

Following radiofrequency ablation, you can go home or return to work. During the first 24 hours, you should avoid any strenuous physical activity. Eat your regular diet and take any medications as prescribed. You should feel 100% within a day or two of your appointment.

To schedule radiofrequency ablation, call REDI Diagnostics Corp to speak with a friendly staff member or book online today.