Vein Disease Treatment Has High Rates of Success
Following a comprehensive examination, a treatment plan will be developed to address your type and stage of vein disease. The success rates are very high with low rates of recurrence and complications.
Choose the Right Option for Your Treatment
Your cardiologist will discuss these options with you. Procedures used to treat vein disorders are performed at the Vein Center and include:
Compression therapy is frequently the first and most conservative step in the management of varicose veins. A compression stocking will assist the leg in the pumping of blood back to the heart and relieve minor pain. While the vein disease symptoms may be relieved, compression stockings will not make the varicose veins go away.
Sclerotherapy—Spider or Varicose Veins
Used commonly for spider veins and small varicose veins, sclerotherapy involves injecting a small volume of sclerosing liquid into the diseased vein. The liquid acts upon the lining of the vein to cause it to seal shut, eliminating the vein completely. Sclerotherapy is quickly performed at our Center and no anesthesia is required.
A minimally-invasive surgical technique, microphlebectomy allows for the removal of large, superficial varicose veins through very small incisions or needle punctures. Using local anesthesia, the veins are then extracted with a phlebectomy hook. Stitches are generally not necessary as the procedure typically leaves only nearly-imperceptible puncture mark scars. The procedure is well tolerated and typically produces good cosmetic results.
Endovenous Thermal Ablation
This is a minimally-invasive treatment procedure that uses laser or radio frequency energy to heat and seal diseased veins. Endovenous thermal ablation also uses local anesthesia and is guided by ultrasound. Your cardiologist will position a catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins. The ablated vein becomes scar tissue and is eventually absorbed by the body. The restoration of normal circulation relieves the distention of the surface veins.
Endovenous Cyanoacrylate Embolization Ablation
Endovenous cyanoacrylate embolization ablation is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses a specially formulated medical adhesive to seal the diseased veins shut. Using ultrasound your cardiologist will position a catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter will be placed in specific areas along the diseased vein to deliver small amounts of the medical adhesive. As the medical adhesive is delivered, hand pressure is applied to the vein wall to seal the vein shut. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins. The sealed vein with the medical adhesive is eventually naturally absorbed by the body overtime. The restoration of normal circulation relieves the distention of the surface veins.
Sometimes complex treatments may be required, including:
- Venous Stents
- Mechanical Thrombectomy (SP)
- IVC Filter Placement
- IVC Filter Retrieval