ENDOVENOUS ABLATION

Endovenous thermal ablation is one of the minimally invasive treatments we perform in Boston Vein Care. It involves the insertion of a thin, flexible catheter into a diseased vein and delivers heat energy in a very safe and controlled fashion to seal it shut . Compared with surgical options like ligation and vein stripping, endovenous ablation results in less pain and quicker recovery time.

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    We are delighted to offer six or twelve-month interest-free finance to cover our patient's out of pocket procedures or co-pays.

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    Avoid caffeine-containing products such as soft drinks, coffee, or tea, it might cause your vein to constrict and make procedure difficult.

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    Shower before your procedure visit, you may not be permitted to shower for up to 48 hours after the procedure. If you can not skip the shower, you will have to buy a plastic leg cover from any local pharmacy).

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    On the day of your procedure have a normal breakfast and/or lunch, again avoiding caffeine products.

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    Your endovenous ablation procedure should not cause you to change your normal dietary activity significantly.

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    Take all your regular medications as prescribed.

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    Your endovenous ablation procedure should not cause you to change your normal dietary activity significantly.

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    Feel free to take 2 over the counter Advil or Aleve tablets, the previous day with dinner, and the morning of the procedure with breakfast, unless contraindicated.

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    Do not apply any type of moisturizer to your leg on the day of the procedure.

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    Wear loose clothes.

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    Be sure you have obtained a pair of prescription strength compression hose & bring them with you for your procedure visit.

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    Do NOT shave your leg within 3 days of the procedure, as it increases the risk of post-procedure skin infection.If advised try to shave leg 3 days before the procedure.

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    Schedule a follow-up appointment within 1 week after the procedure for post ablation visit and limited venous ultrasound (this combined visit will take about 45 minutes).

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