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Diagnostic Testing
Thorough evaluation is critical to achieving the best results for you. Our skilled staff uses state-of-the-art equipment to perform vascular ultrasound exams prior to your treatment. These exams identify the exact location and depth of the veins which provide a quicker, less-painful experience – with better results.

Our expert team includes board-certified interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons, as well as registered vascular technologists (RVT). Our lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).

Treatment Options
Our vein treatments aim to reduce symptoms and pain, prevent future thromboembolic (blood-clotting) complications and improve your overall appearance. We work to solve the problem correctly the first time and avoid recurrence.

Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure that can eliminate spider veins and varicose veins. We inject affected veins with a “sclerosing agent” solution that causes them to collapse and disappear. The number of veins injected in one session depends on the size and location of the veins and your overall health. Several treatments are usually required to achieve your desired results. Most sclerotherapy patients experience significant clearing of the veins and positive results. 

In general, spider veins respond to treatment in three to six weeks, and larger veins respond in three to four months. Sclerotherapy can eliminate the pain and discomfort of varicose veins and help to prevent complications such as venous hemorrhage and ulceration. It is also frequently performed for cosmetic reasons. 

Foam sclerotherapy is a variation of sclerotherapy – performed with or without ultrasound guidance – that involves the injection of a foaming agent mixed with a sclerosing agent. The foaming agent moves blood out of the vein so the sclerosing agent will have better contact with the vein wall.

Micropuncture, micro-incision or stab phlebectomy is performed in an office setting or outpatient surgery center. The physician makes a tiny incision and uses a surgical instrument or a large needle to hook the problem vein through the opening. The vein is then removed a tiny piece at a time.

Compression therapy, or the use of compression stockings, is an important part of care for chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins and spider veins. We prescribe medical-grade support hose and make sure they fit properly to help when veins cause pain or discomfort. You can purchase these stockings at medical supply stores and some pharmacies.

Surgical options such as minimally invasive surgery may be the best treatment when varicose veins are severe and associated with bleeding, pain or swelling. Several surgical treatments are available and performed in the hospital or outpatient setting.

Treatment may require a combination of these treatments to obtain the best results.

Treated Conditions

Spider Veins
Venous ulcers

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