Vein Disease is treated by minimally invasive procedures. In order to resolve the problem, insufficient veins are sealed off so that the blood is rerouted into healthier pathways. The procedures we use are as follows:
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
This procedure usually takes 30 minutes, although you may be in the office longer due to preparation. A small catheter is inserted in the vein under ultrasound guidance through a small incision. We then apply numbing medication around the vein for three reasons: to numb the vein, to compress the vein to ensure accurate heat is applied, and to protect the surrounding tissues from the heat. The vein is then sealed off and the body reabsorbs it in time. Blood flow is diverted into the healthy veins and circulation improves.
Varithena is an injectable foam medication used to treat the branches of the larger varicose veins. It is minimally invasive and does not require an incision. This medication causes the vein walls to collapse and redirects the blood to healthy veins.