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At one time, surgery and laser treatments were the only options for those wishing to get rid of enlarged varicose veins. Modern technology now provides a third choice called ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. This procedure is performed by a doctor or trained cosmetician who uses an ultrasound machine to pinpoint problem veins. While looking at the vein on a monitor, the provider can then guide a solution filled needle into the vein. This fluid disturbs the lining of the vein, causing the vein to contract and close. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, performed using a local anesthesia, can be performed in a short time period, but it may require several sessions to get results that are satisfactory. These sessions range in cost from roughly $200-$500, but the results are permanent. One of the benefits of ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is the short recovery period. Although they may have to limit exercise and wear compression hosiery for several days after the surgery, most patients can return to their normal activities very quickly. A quick call to a provider of ultrasound guided sclerotherapy will enable you to schedule a consultation, during which a specialist can answer your questions and help you decide whether this procedure is the right one for you.
About New York Vein Center
Our Center: NYVC
The New York Vein Center (NYVC) serves patients throughout the tri-state region, and is under the direction of its medical director David M. Glass, MD, FACS. This respected and accomplished practice continues to perform the latest, proven procedures to correct and heal the effects of venous disease of the legs and face, spanning a quarter century. The practice is composed of board certified physicians including a vein surgeon and a knowledgeable, highly experienced medical staff comprised of nursing and administrative professionals.
NYVC is a multi-disciplinary vein center treating the full spectrum of venous disease. The practice primarily specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease affecting the legs – the enlarged, often painful, bluish varicose veins and the unsightly "branching" appearance of spider veins. Due to a recent breakthrough in minimally invasive medical technology, the practice has added the capability to treat and eliminate tiny spider veins found on the face.
For the convenience of NYVC patients, all procedures required to successfully diagnose and treat venous disease take place at the practice, from the initial consultation through post procedure care. Accordingly, the practice features one of region’s few Vascular Labs providing ultrasound diagnostic evaluations to confirm Dr. Glass’ findings.
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