Venous ablation is a innovative technique used as treatment for venous reflux in legs which is a condition characterized by insufficient blood flow from the legs back to the heart. This particular condition is known as venous reflux when the saphenous vein does not push enough of its blood back to the heart it gathers and can cause anything from varicose veins to severe pain and ulceration of the skin.
Compression stockings are the most common type of treatment for venous reflux, however if the severity of the reflux is too high then venous ablation can be performed to eliminate the abnormal, refluxing vein by closing it up. Nearby veins in the area will take over the pumping motion back to the heart. Remember, since this vein is not pushing blood back up to the heart, it is already malfunctioning and therefore no longer needed to carry blood flow.