Veineo review by Dr Sabrina Speybrouck
Ablation using radiofrequency (F Care Systems) is a safe and minimally invasive procedure. The catheter can easily be localised using ultrasound and followed from ankle to groin. The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, under local anaesthesia and completed within an hour. Only a small nick in the skin is required to insert the catheter which does not need stitches. This procedure leaves virtually no scars. Cosmetic result is much appreciated by patients. Actual closure of the vein with heat is not painful. After treatment patients wear compression stockings but they may resume their normal activity immediately. Most ablation catheters cannot easily pass through a vessel with many turns and bends but the F Care Systems Veineo® catheters can take a turn without perforating the vein. On top of that the tip of the catheter can be bent to navigate through the vessel when a stenosis or a turn needs to be passed. Especially for the perforator vein ablation, the versatility and suppleness of the catheter is a great asset.
Dr. Sabrina Speybrouck, vascular surgeon, Aalst, Belgium