Varicose Veins Treatment and Removal
We have a wide variety of varicose vein treatment and removal options at Pueblo Vein Center from conservative treatment options to ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. Pueblo Vein Center is happy to provide you with the treatment that is right for you.
OPTIONS FOR VARICOSE VEINS TREATMENT INCLUDE:
- Conservative Management of Venous Insufficiency
- EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment) Closure
- RF (Radio Frequency) Closure – Pueblo Vein Center is proud that they can offer both types of energies (laser and RF) to close diseased veins. The radio frequency vein closure procedure is almost identical to the laser closure procedure. The RF catheter can be inserted into a vein much like a laser fiber can. VNUS® RF (radiofrequency) Ablation system (also called the Closure® procedure) is a minimally invasive varicose veins treatment procedure that uses radio frequency energy (electricity) to heat, collapse and seal off the targeted blood vessels. Dr. Lane likes to customize which type of energy (laser or RF) might be best for each person’s unique vein disease and anatomy.
Pueblo Vein Center is proud to offer the next two varicose veins removal and treatment options in order to provide comprehensive vein treatments. Some vein centers are only interested in doing the endovenous procedures mentioned above, and will not treat some of these other troubling veins that are branches off the main varicose veins.
- Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy – This varicose veins treatment is usually used for the smaller branched varicose veins that come off of the main varicose vein. Sclerotherapy is a treatment that intentionally damages the lining (endothelium) of veins by injecting a medication into the vein that induces inflammation. By doing this and then applying pressure (compression stockings) the vein walls stick together. The vein can then no longer fill with blood and its contents become a fibrous tissue that is eventually absorbed by the body. The compression applied after the injection is an essential part of this varicose veins treatment. Sclerotherapy has been around in one form or another for well over 100 years and there are descriptions going back much further. With a needle and syringe, we inject the most commonly used medication worldwide called Asclera® (polidocanol). The ultrasound is used to guide the placement of the needle and to visualize the vein that is being treated at that time.
- Micro Hook Phlebectomy -This varicose veins removal procedure is usually performed for the larger branched veins that come off of the main varicose vein. Tiny incisions are made along the vein and a small hook is inserted and used to pull the vein up through the skin where it is removed.
There are minor pros and cons when deciding between micro hook phlebectomy and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. Pueblo Vein’s Dr. Lane discusses these options with his patients so together they can choose which is best suited to the client’s needs.