Norwalk, CT May 2003 -- Approximately 25 percent of all women and 15 percent of all men suffer from varicose veins. The traditional treatment for this painful condition has been surgical stripping and ligation, a procedure that many patients found very painful -- and that often required up to six weeks of recovery time. Now, The Vein Therapy Center of Fairfield County, an affiliate of Norwalk Radiology and Mammography Center, is offering a far simpler, minimally invasive outpatient treatment of varicose and spider veins.
“Using today’s most advanced, minimally invasive technology, varicose and spider veins can vanish without all the disadvantages of older treatments,” says David Klein, MD, the Medical Director of the Vein Therapy Center. These are “quick, effective outpatient procedures that involve minimal discomfort. After treatment, a patient can simply walk out of the office and resume their normal activities.”
The Vein Therapy Center offers the full complement of vein therapies, including the newest treatment option, “ Endovascular Laser Therapy.” With EVLT, a tiny laser fiber is inserted into a vein through a small puncture site. Energy pulses emitted from the tip of the laser occlude a small portion of the vein, allowing the body to automatically route the blood to other healthy veins.
“This is a varicose vein treatment that’s perfect for today’s busy lifestyles,” notes Dr. Klein “Patients can look and feel better almost immediately and with very little inconvenience. They don’t have to disrupt their normal schedules. It’s very rewarding when advancements in medical technology enable us to provide an alternative that’s far superior to older treatments.”
The Vein Therapy Center also offers a procedure called Ambulatory Phlebectomy -- an entirely new alternative to remove the larger, thicker veins. According to Klein, this procedure “uses micro-incisions to gently remove the undesired veins. The incisions are so minute that stitches are generally not necessary, and there is virtually no scarring.”
Spider veins are also easily treated at the Vein Therapy Center by a process known as Sclerotherapy. With this technique, a micro-needle is used to inject a small amount of medicine into the undesired veins, causing the veins to shrink, and often disappear completely.
The Vein Therapy & Laser Center of Fairfield County is located at Norwalk Radiology and Mammography Center, at 148 East Avenue in Norwalk.
Posted by Vein Therapy & Laser Center of Fairfield County on 6/6/2012 12:47:11 PM