Patient Satisfaction and Pain Resolution

This procedure is one of many that Dr. Sharma personally performs in-office at Heartwell Cardiology’s Winter Park, FL location. Unlike most physicians who perform this procedure, Dr. Sharma is boarded in both vascular and endovascular medicine which means he is certified to treat this set of diseases in particular. Venous ablation often results in very satisfying outcomes, with some patients even experiencing 100% resolution of pain.

The Benefits of a Venous Ablation

Venous ablation can boost overall quality of life in that it serves to alleviate the numerous aggravating symptoms that come with venous insufficiency. Visit our Symptoms & Conditions page to learn more about the symptoms specific to venous insufficiency and other details about the disease. Patients also benefit from the fact that this procedure is minimally invasive and can, therefore, expect a negligible amount of pain or discomfort.

What is Venous Ablation?

Venous ablation is a straightforward procedure that involves insertion of a catheter into the diseased vein(s). This causes the vein to close entirely, and the blood naturally redirects into nearby healthy veins.

Who Needs Venous Ablation?

A good candidate for venous ablation is anyone who presents with symptoms of venous insufficiency. This includes the following which happen in the legs or ankles:

  • General discomfort
  • A tight feeling
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Throbbing
  • Cramps
  • Changes in skin color
  • Ulcers
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Varicose veins
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What to Expect from a Venous Ablation


The goals during the consultation process for a venous ablation are as follows:

  • The patient will meet with Dr. Sharma to establish overall health goals and work together to develop a comprehensive, personalized interventional treatment plan.
  • Dr. Sharma will educate the patient to help them gain a clear understanding of venous insufficiency.
  • There will be a review of Dr. Sharma’s interpretation of all diagnostic studies leading up to the procedure. The ancillary study that typically complements a venous ablation is a venous insufficiency ultrasound.


  • The procedure is done in the comfort of the Heartwell Cardiology office. 
  • Dr. Sharma places a catheter an IV in the leg. 
  • Dr. Sharma applies local anesthetic around the vein to be treated
  • The catheter is guided into the problematic veins which are then closed.


After undergoing a venous ablation at Heartwell Cardiology, the majority of patients can expect a 1-2 day recovery during which they must wear compression stockings. Discharge is usually immediate. Post-procedure, we’ve had patients report that their pain and swelling have completely vanished and that the entire process felt convenient and worry-free.

Venous Ablation FAQs

Is a venous ablation painful?

What is the price range for a venous ablation?

Are there any safety or cosmetic concerns patients should have when considering a venous ablation? If so, how are they addressed?

Is a venous ablation painful?

After undergoing a venous ablation, most of our patients report that they didn’t feel a thing.

What is the price range for a venous ablation?

Cost of any procedure at Heartwell Cardiology is insurance based.

Are there any safety or cosmetic concerns patients should have when considering a venous ablation? If so, how are they addressed?

There can be superficial thigh and lower leg scarring. Dr. Sharma takes extra precautions to prevent this from happening.

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A Higher Class of Cardiovascular Care

Dr. Sharma’s expertise and extensive training in venous ablation are just two reasons why people choose Heartwell Cardiology to do this procedure. Here, we seek to build a relationship with our patients whom we care for as we would our loved ones. Between our best-in-class customer service, timely appointment scheduling, advanced diagnosis and treatment methods, and our innovative ways of helping patients thrive, there’s no disputing that ours is a practice that puts the person before the patient. Heartwell Cardiology serves the Orlando and Winter Park, FL community where Dr. Sharma is actively pioneering the right ways to deliver patient care. With his wealth of experience and insight into the field of cardiology, he knows what it takes for each unique patient to achieve cardiovascular wellness. Don’t hesitate to take hold of your heart problems. Call us today or go online to schedule an appointment for your venous ablation.

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