One out of three Americans over the age of 45 today has at least one type of vein disease.
Whether a patient is looking to treat pain and swelling or simply eliminate cosmetic blemishes, our center offers a variety of venous disease management options. Which treatment option is best for you will be dependent upon your unique body and specific condition(s).
Primarily used to treat and eliminate spider veins, sclerotherapy is one of the most commonly-performed vein treatments today. This process involves the injection of a sclerosant solution into the patient’s spider veins, which will then irritate the lining of the blood vessel in order to cause them to shrink and collapse.
Typically, a patient requires two to five sclerotherapy treatments depending on the severity of their case. However, this process is beneficial in that it involves no scarring, no downtime, and features long-lasting results.
Thermal and Non-Thermal Ablation
Radiofrequency ablation, or RF ablation, is a safe and proven modality to effectively treat superficial venous disease of the greater and shorter saphenous veins. This is used in conjunction with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy for any residual varicosities or spider veins. Non-thermal treatments include foam sclerotherapy and special glue to occlude the superficial veins.
Deep Venous Disease Diagnosis & Treatment
Should a patient undergo venous treatment and not find the results they desire or need, their condition may be a result of more comprehensive issues within their deep venous system.
In this case, a physician would inject contrast into both of the patient’s femoral veins with the occasional use of intra-vascular ultrasound. Using this diagnostic method, they could better determine the underlying causes of pain, swelling, discoloration, and swelling of the patient’s extremities.
Once identified, the physician will likely use either venous balloon angioplasty and/or stenting as a means of treatment.
Ultrasound scanning — or sonography — uses high-frequency sound waves in order to both painlessly and non-invasively generate images of the patient’s venous landscape/blood flow in real-time.