We offer both surgical and nonsurgical options for treating varicose veins.
We offer a minimally invasive option called the VNUS® Closure® procedure, which typically offers less pain and less bruising when compared to traditional varicose vein surgery. Using the Closure system, the physicians closes the diseased veins by inserting a thin tube called a catheter into the vein and heating the vein wall using radiofrequency energy. This causes the collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. After the vein is sealed shut, blood will naturally reroute to healthy veins.
We also offer the VenaSealTM closure system, which uses a specially formulated medical adhesive to close the diseased vein. Unlike other procedures, it does not use heat to close the vein. In the procedure, a clinician fills a syringe with the medical adhesive which is then inserted into the system's dispensing gun that is attached to a catheter. The adhesive is then applied along specific areas of the diseased vein and compression is applied to the vein. The VenaSeal system is designed to minimize patient discomfort and reduce recovery time.
Traditional surgical removal is also available. During this surgery, the doctor removes the diseased veins by making small incisions in the leg and removing the veins segment by segment.
The appropriate varicose vein treatment method for you will be chosen after a consultation with your treating physician.