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                                    Results may vary

Minimally invasive technology treats vein conditions with little
to no pain and typically allows you to return home the same day

Whether you are seeking to enhance your appearance or diagnose and care for a medical condition, our comprehensive vein program offers the expertise and minimally invasive technology needed to relieve symptoms quickly - with little to no pain and proven results.

Medical Problem: Venous Insufficiency

Varicose veins and spider veins occur when the veins are not properly circulating blood up to the heart, causing blood to back up in the body's superficial veins located close to the skin's surface. This inability for the veins' valves to pump blood properly is called venous insufficiency. Its cause can be attributed to a number of factors including:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Family history
  • Heavy lifting
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Obesity
  • A profession that involves standing for long periods of time

Treatments available

The treatment method recommended is determined by your specific situation. Most conditions can be treated using minimally invasive techniques, including:

Radiofrequency ablation

Using ultrasound, the physician inserts the catheter into a diseased vein through a small incision in the skin. The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency energy delivers heat to shrink the vein wall and seal the vein closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood re-routes itself into other healthy veins. only local or regional anesthesia is necessary with this procedure and most patients who have it report noticeable improvement in their symptoms within one to two weeks.

Microincision/Ambulatory phlebectomy

This type of surgery is generally used to treat large varicose veins. It allows for the removal of large surface veins through very small incisions that do not need stitches. Surgery may be performed using local, spinal, or general anesthesia. Most patients return home the same day the procedure is performed.

Sclerotherapy

Most often used for cosmetic purposes, sclerotherapy involves the injection of a solution directly into veins that causes them to collapse and disappear. Sclerotherapy can be performed in the doctor's office and several treatments usually are required to achieve desired results. 

In the few cases where the condition is more complicated or severe, other surgical treatments such as vein ligation and vein stripping also are available.

Cost of treatment

Many insurance companies pay for treatment of varicose veins in part or in full. Please discuss your coverage with your insurance provider prior to seeking treatment.

Next Steps

If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our vein specialists to see if you might benefit from one of our treatment options, please call us at 262-928-8880.