Varicose Vein Ablation
Superficial venous insufficiency is a common but disabling disease that can be effectively treated in our outpatient center. A thorough understanding of a patient’s venous anatomy is essential. In a normal vein, one-way valves keep the oxygen-depleted blood flowing from the legs toward the heart. If these valves weaken they allow blood to flow back down the legs, a condition called reflux. There the blood pools, often causing pain and unsightly swollen vessels or varicose veins.
At our office, patients are examined and the proper vascular treatment is then prescribed and performed by the interventional team. Recommendations may be as simple as cosmetic improvements with sclerotherapy. Other patients may require complete vein removal or endovenous ablation.