Ultrasound Guided Sclerofoam in Newport Beach, California (CA)

Ultrasound-guided sclerofoam is an endovenous chemical treatment for varicose veins which is performed under local anesthesia. While injecting foam loaded with a sclerosing agent into a troublesome vein, the phlebotomist performing the procedure is able to watch the needle on a monitor. This gives the dooctor a view of the damaged area and ensures that all of the varicose veins receive treatment. Doctors prefer to use ultrasound-guided sclerofoam on patients with small- to medium-sized varicose veins, and it produces excellent results in more than 80 percent of those treated. The side effects are minimal but include some swelling and bruising that should disappear in a few days time.

Hospitalization isn't needed for ultrasound-guided sclerofoam, however it should be done by a medical physician. Though treatment with ultrasound-guided sclerofoam may cost half of the amount as a surgical procedure, it could be slightly more expensive than laser treatments. It doesn't, however, require time off from work, which does save money, and it isn't painful. The results of ultrasound-guided sclerofoam should last for years, though additional treatments may be necessary. Those considering a procedure to relieve the symptoms of varicose veins should search for a local provider. A simple phone call to a doctor in our directory will help to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

About California Vein Specialists

California Vein Specialists is dedicated to providing state of the art, ethical, and cosmetically appealing non-surgical solutions for the treatment of unsightly and painful varicose and spider veins of the legs, face, hands, and body.

Vein-stripping surgery used to be the industry standard for venous disease and varicose veins. Vein stripping today is fraught with problems; it’s invasive, usually requires hospitalization and general anesthesia, a higher risk for DVT, and has long recovery period.  It is also associated with about a 30% - 40% risk of revascularization.  Over the last decade endovenous laser ablation of the saphenous veins has become the gold standard for treatment venous disease.Procedures are performed in my office, using either the new 1470 radial tipped laser, or Venefit which uses radiofrequency.  Both of these procedures are gentle, with little or no down time, and minimal discomfort.  The procedure is performed using only tumescent local anesthesia.  Both procedures are performed in less than an hour, and most patients can resume normal activity immediately.  This safe, effective treatment for varicose veins will improve the patient’s quality of life, help reduce the risk of ulceration, bleeding and DVT’s.  I have helped a large number of patients that were previously hesitant to have their varicose veins treated because they were unaware of these newer technologies.  I also have a successful track record for treating venous ulcers targeting terminal sources of reflux with ultrasound guided foam injections, in conjunction with meticulous wound care and compression.  The healing time of chronic venous ulcers is greatly reduced.

Endovenous laser technology has evolved over the last several years.  I have been performing these procedures since they were considered experimental in 2000 and have successfully done over 4000 ablations.   I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, a Physician Proctor for the American College of Phlebology, and a member of the American Venous Forum.   I have instructed many local and out of state physicians on the procedure technique, therefore, I have kept up with the latest innovations in laser and radiofrequency technology, offering the highest success rate both medically and cosmetically, the lowest risks of post-surgical complications, less discomfort, and an extremely short recovery time.  There is no comparison to the vein-stripping surgeries of the past.

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