Mechano Chemical Ablation (MOCA) is simple varicose veins treatment technique that does not involve the use of tumescent anesthesia or thermal techniques. MOCA uses a rotating wire inside a catheter and liquid sclerosant infusion at the end of the catheter. The rotating wire mechanically damages the endothelium of the vein and infused sclerosant chemically damages the walls of the veins.
How it is done
This treatment technique uses Flebogrif or Clarivein catheter. This catheter contains the thin soft rotating wire and it is inserted into the varicose vein through a small needle puncture. The wire projects at the end of the catheter and by rotating, it bruises the inner lining of the varicose veins. As the wire rotates, the doctor gradually injects a sclerosant which chemically damages the vein. The catheter is then slowly removed. With this method, complications which result from thermal ablative techniques such as pain, nerve injury, hematoma, and induration are reduced.
Advantages of MOCA
Compared to other techniques of varicose veins treatment, MOCA has the following advantages:
- Reduced pain, bruising, and discomfort.
- The procedure does not need tumescent anesthesia and hence multiple needles are not used.
- The procedure is safe and effective.
- It’s a non-thermal technique and hence nerve and skin damages are eliminated.
- After treatment, the patient can get back to normal activities within a very short time.
Though the procedure is safe and effective, its effectiveness primarily depends on the specialist performing it. Dr. Ravul Jindal is a specialist vascular surgeon with many years of experience in this field of treatment. Visit Indian Vascular Surgery to get the world-class varicose veins treatment.