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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 him or her 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 over eighty percent of those treated. The side effects are minimal, but include some swelling and bruising which should disappear over a few days time. No hospitalization is need for those undergoing ultrasound guided sclerofoam, but the procedure 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, but, if necessary, additional treatments can be performed. Those considering a procedure to relieve the symptoms of varicose veins should search for a local provider. A simple phone call will help to determine if you are a suitable candidate.
About Vein Clinics of America
Vein Clinics of America
We are the largest group in the country specializing exclusively in vein disease treatment. Established in 1981, the physicians of Vein Clinics of America believe that pursuing excellence in the treatment of vein disorders requires a full-time commitment.
Our physicians specialize in Phlebology, the medical specialty of treating vein disease. They are highly recognized for their published research and many work as lecturers and trainers in the field of vein treatment for doctors from around the world.
Varicose vein disease can be very complex and each patient is unique, so we know how important it is to you to find the right physician to treat your particular condition.
Our physicians are dedicated to making you feel at ease throughout the process. They will thoroughly evaluate your condition, discuss the details of your situation so you feel comfortable, and present you with a course of action that works best for you. We are there to help, and since we’re experts in our field we’re confident we can do the best job for you.
Accepted Insurance Plans
Vein Clinics of America is in network with most major insurance plans. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), reimbursable FSA expenses cover many treatments for vein disorders. If you do not see your insurance provider in the list below, please call 866-923-VEIN for a complete listing.
The Fairfax office currently accepts the following providers:
MultiPlan / PHCS
United Health Care
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