Varicose Vein Treatments
Vascular Surgeons have completed rigorous training in the medical care and operative treatment of Varicose Veins and should be the first and only choice for vein treatments.
This procedure is performed on smaller spider veins by using a sclerosing agent inserted into the varicose vein. This closes down the vein and prevents the vein from filling up with blood.
Varithena is a sclerosing agent like sclerotherapy but is used for larger sizes and segments of varicose veins. This procedure is performed inserting a small amount of the foaming agent polidocanol into the vein via a catheter. The vein is closed down, allowing the blood flow to healthier veins nearby.
This procedure is performed by making small incisions in the skin once the skin is numbed, then the surgeon will use a surgical instrument to remove the vein segment and sow up the incision if it is large enough.
This procedure is performed on patients with larger and more severe varicose veins. The ablation procedure is performed by using a small flexible catheter with electrodes at its tip. Once inserted, the electrode catheter is heated up to a point where the vein collapses and then slowly removed along the length of the non-working vein segment. This allows the blood to find a healthier root for the blood to flow by shutting down the incompetent vein segment.