There is nothing a vascular surgeon does that usually lasts the life of the patient. Atherosclerosis and venous disease are progressive problems that are essentially incurable but can be ameliorated, improving the patient’s life. To achieve this, most procedures need to be followed for life, usually with vascular ultrasound imaging. The purpose for this is to intervene upon recurrent diseases before they become critical and requires a dedicated vascular team and specialized ultrasound imaging equipment.
For patients with varicose vein problems and the resulting complications, we have a dedicated treatment suite where outpatient vein surgery can be performed. This usually comes in the form of Endovenous Ablations, Microphlebectomy, or Sclerotherapy, most of which can be done with very little discomfort to the patient. At the patient’s request, we can perform vein treatments that are purely cosmetic.
The injection of a sclerosing agent (Hypertonic Saline or Polidocanol) into a varicose vein to produce inflammation and scarring which closes the lumen and is followed by shrinkage.
The Radiofrequency Ablation (RF) system is a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment procedure that uses radiofrequency energy (electricity) to heat, collapse, and seal off the targeted blood vessels.
Micro-phlebectomy, also known as ambulatory phlebectomy, is a method of removing varicose veins on the surface of the legs. It is done in the office under local anesthesia or an operating room. This procedure involves making tiny punctures or incisions through which the varicose veins are removed with a special hook type surgical instrument.