Treatment Options

Treatment Information

 

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)


RFA is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes radio waves for treating both the symptoms and the underlying cause of varicose veins. RFA requires only local anesthesia and is performed in the office in under one hour with minor discomfort and quick recovery time. A thin catheter is gently inserted directly into the vein with unhealthy valves through the skin. The catheter emits radio waves, which heat specific areas of the affected vein, causing it to close. The catheter is withdrawn, and the healing process begins almost immediately. The closed vein is then reabsorbed into the body and the blood supply in that area is naturally rerouted through other, healthier veins. RFA is used to treat the greater saphenous vein, the small saphenous vein, side branches of the saphenous veins and some perforator veins. The latter are connecting veins that transport blood from the superficial veins under to skin to the deep veins under the muscles. The procedure is performed under ultrasound guidance, allowing the physician to treat the targeted area accurately and safely

  • Radio waves treat the symptoms and root cause of Varicose Veins
  • One-hour procedure
  • Recovery within few hours, minor discomfort
  • Almost always covered by insurance*nt plan.

 

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

  


EVLA is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a laser beam for treating both the symptoms and the underlying cause of varicose veins. EVLA requires only local anesthesia and is performed in the office in under one hour with minor discomfort and quick recovery time. A small optic fiber is gently inserted directly into the vein with unhealthy valves, delivering laser light that heats specific areas of the vein, causing it to close. The optic fiber is withdrawn, and the healing process begins almost immediately. The closed vein is then reabsorbed into the body and the blood supply in that area is naturally rerouted through other, healthier veins. EVLA is used to treat the greater saphenous vein, the small saphenous vein and side branches of the saphenous veins.

The procedure is performed under ultrasound guidance, allowing the physician to treat the targeted area accurately and safely. Patients can usually resume normal activity within 24 hours with little to no pain or other complications.

  • Laser beam treats both the symptoms and root cause of Varicose Veins
  • One-hour procedure
  • Recovery within few hours, minor discomfort
  • Almost always covered by insurance*

 

Sclerotherapy

 

Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard for treating spider veins and smaller varicose veins. Often used to treat malformed blood vessels, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids, sclerotherapy involves the injection of a medicated sclerosing solution into the affected blood vessels. This immediately causes the veins to close-down and begin to get reabsorbed into the body. The procedure normally takes about ten minutes to perform, and multiple sclerotherapy sessions may be required to achieve full clearance of all problem veins and a complete, cosmetic result. Some larger veins can be treated with duplex ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. In this procedure, ultrasound is used to map and visualize the veins, allowing your physician to monitor the injected sclerosant. Foamed sclerosants are also often used in larger veins as this gives the solution a larger surface area and thicker consistency which displaces the blood in the abnormal veins, allowing for maximum sclerosant action.

  • Sclerosing solution clears Spider Veins and smaller Varicose Veins
  • Half-hour procedure
  • Immediate recovery
  • Sometimes covered by insurance*

* Each insurance plan is unique, with different requirements, deductibles and co-pays. We can help you determine your coverage and responsibilities.


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Our specialized center employ leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options for veins disease, including radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. These are safe, painless in-office procedures that are covered by most insurance plans including Medicare and require minimum downtime. Our doctors will work with you to determine a personalized treatment plan.