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Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins

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Varicose Veins

Expert Care from Board Certified Vascular Surgeons

Your goals for varicose vein treatment may range from reducing symptoms and complications to improving the appearance of your legs. Since varicose veins can represent a variety of different underlying problems that often require different types of treatment, we tailor diagnosis and treatment just for you. We offer all of the currently available and proven treatment methods for varicose veins including endovenous radiofrequency ablation, minimally invasive vein removal, ohmic thermolysis, sclerotherapy, and compression therapy.

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Varicose Veins: Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. (Ablation means a doctor uses heat to damage tissue, which makes scar tissue form. This scar tissue closes the vein.) This technique uses radiofrequency energy (instead of laser energy) to heat up and damage the wall inside a vein. This usually closes off a varicose vein in the leg.

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Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy uses an injection of a special chemical (sclerosant) into a varicose vein to damage and scar the inside lining of the vein. This causes the vein to close.

During this procedure, the affected leg is elevated to drain blood, and the sclerosant is injected into the varicose vein. The procedure is done in a doctor's office or clinic and takes 5 to 30 minutes, depending on how many varicose veins are treated and how big they are.

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Compression Stockings for Varicose Veins

Compression Therapy

Compression stockings help relieve symptoms and slow the progress of varicose veins. They improve circulation and are a mainstay of treatment for varicose veins that are causing symptoms. (Mild varicose veins that are not causing symptoms don't need treatment.) Compression stockings are tightest at the foot. They gradually loosen as they fit higher on the leg.

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Minimally invasive, outpatient evaluation and treatment of varicose veins.