EVRF (Endovenous radiofrequency treatment)

What is it?

EVRF

EVRF is a varicose veins treatment with the help of radiofrequency. It replaces the classic vein stripping surgery and is currently the safest method available. Low operating temperature in this method reduces the risk of scars and burns. EVRF significantly increases postoperative comfort for the patient: less pain, less skin discoloration, much lower risk of complications, no major hematoma. This method is highly efficient (95%-97%) and ideal for closing those veins that are located close to the skin. This method has become prefered for both the patients and the surgeons. EVRF stands for Endovenous Radio Frequency treatment of Varicose Veins.

Who it is for?

Generally healthy patients who are qualified based on photos, medical tests results (blood tests, Doppler vein ultrasound and ECG for over 50’s) and a face to face consultation with a surgeon and an anaesthetist.

Surgery info

The surgery is performed under local anaesthetics and sedation by a fully qualified and experienced surgeon with the assistance of the certified anaesthetist. The surgeon makes small incisions in your leg and closes the enlarged veins with radiofrequency heat. The heated vessels are continuously monitored by the microprocessor to prevent overheating and burning of the surrounding tissues. The procedure lasts up to 1 hour per leg as it is very often combined with other methods (e.g. sclerotherapy) in order to get the best possible result. After surgery you are provided all needed medication plus compression stockings.

Hospital stay

You will be released from the clinic up to a few hours after the procedure. No hospital stay is required.

Clinic info

The procedure is available in Warsaw Józefów clinic. Please find details in ‘Our clinics’.

Required stay in Poland

Minimum required stay is 1 night before surgery + minimum 1 night (per leg) post-surgery.

Accommodation

We recommend one of the ‘Warsaw Józefów hotels’. Please find more info in ‘Accommodation’.

Contraindications

Medical problems like heart and skin diseases, blood coagulation, liver conditions, mental disorders, drug or alcohol abuse, etc. as well as patient’s unrealistic expectations.

Possible complications

They include inflammation, swelling of the lower leg or foot, skin changes (e.g. thickened, red sections, ulcers, eczema, discolouration). Very rarely they might as well bleed, in which case an immediate medical help is necessary. However, in a vast majority of cases no complications are observed.

Post-operative guidelines

Details are provided by the doctor at the consultation. The recommendations include check-ups, dressing changes, taking recommended medication, wearing compression stockings and avoiding exercising for a few weeks after surgery. Some patients may require further medical attention after returning home.

Surgery cost

The price of the procedure to 1 leg is around 4100 PLN / £854 / €965 and around 7100 PLN / £1479 / €1671 to both legs.

Our prices are inclusive of a consultation with the surgeon and an anaesthetist, anaesthetics during surgery, surgery fees, compression stockings, required medication, check-ups and dressing changes (by a nurse at the clinic).

Additional costs are medical tests, flights, transfers, accommodation and food.

Flights

There are a couple of airports in Warsaw. Return flight prices from most popular locations start from around £50 / €56.

WAW Warsaw Chopin airport – 20-min drive from the city centre

WMI Warsaw Modlin airport – 1h drive from the city centre

Transfers

Prices of the transfers are evaluated individually and start from 450 PLN / £94 / €106 per package. They are available upon request.