Atrium Medical Center Now Performs Venous Radiofrequency Ablation to Eliminate Varicose Veins
Middletown, Ohio, March 14, 2013—Atrium Medical Center now offers venous radiofrequency ablation to eliminate varicose veins. This outpatient procedure uses radiofrequency energy that causes the vein to collapse and seal itself, removing the discomfort and appearance that varicose veins can create. Radiofrequency energy is a form of electrical energy that can penetrate the body and be absorbed without any heat sensation, making it virtually painless.
“Atrium is committed to offering our patients technologies that can improve their health and their lives. Venous radiofrequency ablation gives men and women a new, convenient option to manage the discomfort of venous reflux disease,” says Carol J. Turner, Atrium Medical Center’s president and CEO.
Atrium interventional radiologist Freddy Katai, MD, explains, “Varicose veins are a symptom of venous reflux disease, which affects 25 million people — twice as many as coronary heart disease. Left untreated, venous reflux disease can worsen over time. Varicose veins can lead to swollen legs and skin ulcers. Compared to surgical options, venous radiofrequency ablation offers a less invasive way to eliminate varicose veins with reduced pain and quicker recovery time.”
Patients who may benefit from venous radiofrequency ablation include those with varicose veins; burning or itching of the skin; color and texture changes of the skin; aching, tired or weak legs, especially after long periods of standing or sitting; swollen legs and/or ankles; and poorly healing wounds, such as skin ulcers commonly located above the inside of the ankle.
Atrium offers venous radiofrequency ablation at the Wilbur and Mary Jean Cohen Women’s Center in the Professional Building at Atrium. To learn more about the procedure, visit www.AtriumMedCenter.org. To schedule an appointment, call (513) 420-5755, extension 6486.