How are varicose veins treated?
About 80 Million Americans suffer from varicose veins-those bulging veins that you see on the surface across the legs and feet. It turns out that most do not know that you can now treat them in about 15 minutes and it is not painful and it is done right here in the office. The procedure is cutting edge and covered by medicare and most major insurances.
MOCA (mechanical occlusion, chemically assisted):
The Clarivein procedure (also known as MOCA) is performed with 0.5 mm skin incision. Under ultrasound guidance, a rotating catheter is inserted into the saphenous vein. After an injection of liquid sclerosant, the saphenous vein is closed off. Since this procedure does not use heat or laser technology, there is no need to inject fluid around the vein during treatment, thus no need for further needle sticks.
The Clarivein procedure can be performed purely under a local anaesthetic on a small area of skin, in a procedure room. Patients report a ticklish sensation during the procedure with minimal discomfort. View video on how Clarivein works
Venaseal Closure System
The VenaSeal™ closure system constitutes the latest technology in the treatment of venous disease. It is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure that uses a medical adhesive delivered into the vein to close the vein. This unique approach eliminates the need for needle sticks, allows the treatment of several large veins at once and the patient does not need to wear compression stockings!View the Benefits of VenaSeal Closure as seen on Dr. Oz
Endovenous ablation is a revolutionary treatment for varicose veins. The treatment involves threading a long electrode up the vein and then using radio frequency waves to seal the vein until it collapses and closes. The procedure is done without anesthesia and there is little to no pain. The treatment takes about 15 minutes with a success rate of over 97%.
A needle is used to treat both varicose and spider veins. A tiny needle is used to inject a medication that irritates the lining of the vein. In response, the vein collapses and is reabsorbed. Surface veins usually are no longer visible. Depending on the type and number of veins being treated, you may need anywhere from one to several sclerotherapy sessions, and have several injections per session. Normal activities may be resumed after sclerotherapy treatment.