Varicose veins treatments
VENCLOSE™ Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure:
Restores healthy blood flow by closing diseased veins
The VENCLOSE procedure is the latest heat-based treatment option for chronic venous insufficiency, a common cause of varicose veins.
Benefits of the VENCLOSE procedure:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Smaller catheter entry site
- Proven technology
To begin the procedure, your doctor will insert a small catheter into the diseased vein. The catheter will deliver heat to shrink and close the diseased vein. Your blood flow will naturally reroute to nearby healthy veins. Once treatment is completed, your doctor will apply a bandage and may recommend compression to help the healing.
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Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation (ClosureFast®):
The ClosureFast™ procedure provides controlled heat through radiofrequency energy in 20-second bursts which contract the collagen in the vein walls, causing them to collapse and seal. Once a leg vein is closed, blood flow is redirected to healthy veins. This procedure is performed using local anesthesia in the doctor’s office or an outpatient surgical facility. The procedure takes approximately 45-60 minutes, not including pre and post-procedure treatments.
The VenaSeal™ closure system uses a medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. This is a catheter-based treatment so the doctor will use a local anesthetic to numb the insertion site, usually in the groin. Once you are numb, the doctor will insert the catheter and thread it to the vein site. Small amounts of the adhesive will be sent through the catheter to the varicose veins to close and seal them.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT):
Laser vein therapy is a minimally-invasive treatment for varicose vein disease. This innovative procedure takes approximately 45 minutes and requires only local anesthesia. With virtually instant relief from venous pain, our clients can return to their normal lifestyle and activities following treatment with minimal downtime. Our practice is equipped with the latest 1470nm Laser, which is excellent for varicose vein treatment – resulting in minimized patient discomfort and recovery time. During this, a thin catheter is inserted into the vein in the leg and a laser at the tip of the catheter heat up and destroy the vein.
Varithena (Chemical Vein Ablation):
Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins. Varithena®. The medication is injected either directly into the vein or through a catheter. Treatment takes about an hour and patients can usually return to normal activities on the same day. Compression stockings will need to be worn for 2 weeks and heavy exercise should be avoided for the first week after treatment.
Sclerotherapy is a process used to treat varicose or spider veins in a patient, usually affecting the legs. The procedure uses a chemical called sclerosant to minimize the affected veins. The drug is injected into the varicose veins and can take anywhere from five to 30 minutes depending on how many veins are being treated. Sclerotherapy is often done under ultrasound guidance so the physician can deliver and monitor the injection.