We offer vein screening and vein consultations, where we perform, clinical exams, Ultrasound exams, and a thorough clinical assessment.
Our latest state-of-the-art minimally-invasive treatments to help treat several vein and vascular concerns include:
Compression Stockings and conservative treatment
For individuals who are experiencing symptoms of venous deficiency such as tired and aching legs or who have had a vein removal procedure done, we often suggest wearing compression stockings to help maintain proper blood flow and either prevent or slow the onset of further venous deficiencies.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. Sclerotherapy effectively treats varicose and spider veins. After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed. This procedure not only improves the appearance of varicose and spider veins, but also improves related symptoms such as aching swelling, burning and night cramps.
Phlebectomy (also known as microphlebectomy, ambulatory phlebectomy, or stab avulsion) is a technique to remove varicose veins . In this procedure, several tiny cuts (incisions) are made in the skin through which the varicosed vein is removed. Stitches usually are not required. It is performed in our office under light sedation with local anesthesia . Phlebectomy might be done along with another treatment for varicose veins, including ligation and stripping, laser treatment, or radiofrequency treatment.
Ultrasound-guided Radio-frequency ablation
The VNUS Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) procedure (also known as Radiofrequency Closure), an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery, brings state-of-the-art technology to an age-old disease. RFA is a treatment for venous reflux, also called chronic venous insufficiency, the root cause of varicose veins and achy, tired legs.
The Closure procedure is performed in the office. Using ultrasound guidance, a thin catheter is inserted into the diseased vein without incisions. The tiny catheter delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall.As the RF energy is delivered and the catheter is withdrawn, the vein wall is heated, causing the collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close.Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to healthy veins. The circulation actually improves after the vein closure! The procedure takes about 30 minutes and is performed using local anesthesia. There is virtually no postoperative discomfort.
Ultrasound-guided laser ablation
Under local anesthesia and after identifying the abnormal vein with ultrasound, a tiny laser fiber is inserted (with ultrasound guidance) into the vein. The laser is activated and the fiber is slowly withdrawn, closing the incompetent vein as the laser fiber is pulled out. The entire non-surgical varicose vein procedure takes less than an hour, and patients return home afterwards virtually pain free.
Spider vein treatment
Spider veins are the small veins that are typically seen on the surface of the skin in the lower extremities. They are usually caused by abnormal venous flow in the larger veins, and despite their appearance are asymptomatic.
The most common, effective treatment is injection with sclerosing agents, which scar and close the veins.
Laser surgery is also an option.