Varicose Vein Removal - 1

Updated on: August 18, 2014
If you have bulging veins accompanied by a burning sensation or pain after long periods of standing, you may have what is called varicose veins. These problematic and unsightly varicose veins can be removed. Because each individual case can vary, you should contact a vascular specialist for diagnosis of your veins.


• The VNUS Closure - this procedure treats the varicose vein as well as the underlying cause which is called venous reflux, with minimal or no pain at all. You will be able to walk immediately after the procedures and be able to return to work or normal activities within 24 hours. A local anesthetic is used.

EVLT - endovenous laser treatment directly attacks the lumen of the blood vessel, closing off the damaged area and redirecting the flow of blood to other veins in the leg.

Trivex System - is a new, safer, more effective procedure in assisting people who suffer from varicose veins. There is minimal scarring and most people are virtually pain free within a couple of weeks. By using a transilluminating light, your surgeon will actually see the vein and remove it with a small powered surgical device. With the ability of actual sight of the vein, there is 100% accuracy that the vein is removed and confirmation of the extracted vein can be completed. There are fewer incisions required and surgery time is minimal.

Alternative Treatments

• Surgery - this is the old fashioned way of surgical ligation and stripping of the veins. This procedure uses two surgical incisions that allow your surgeon to tie off and literally pull out the damaged vein. This procedure is done under general anesthesia.

Sclerotherapy - is injection therapy that uses a chemical solution that is injected directly into the problematic vein followed by tight compression. This treatment is determined by the size of the vein and there is a good chance that you will need to be treated a second time for larger veins, but it is great for smaller veins or for treating visible veins that have been left from endovenous ablation.

Consequences of not treating your varicose veins include:

• Eczema

• Pigmentation

• Ulceration

• Bleeding

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