NICE interventional procedure guidance
Issued: September 2003

Radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins

This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at

1 Guidance

1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins appears adequate to support the use of this procedure as an alternative to saphenofemoral ligation and stripping, provided that the normal arrangements are in place for consent, audit and clinical governance.