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Minimally Invasive Vein Treatments

Minimally Invasive Vein Treatments

Non-Invasive Treatments

If lifestyle changes and compression garments aren’t enough to eliminate the symptoms of your varicose veins, there are currently a number of medical procedures that can help.

Minimally Invasive Vein Treatments

At The Advanced Vein Center in Cranberry, Butler, and Bridgewater we focus on Minimally Invasive Vein Treatments. This typically includes some combination of the following, listed in order of most to least invasive:

  • Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation. A single small incision is used to access the diseased vein. It is then sealed shut using precisely controlled heat. The blood is immediately rerouted to nearby healthy veins. RF Ablation is far superior to older techniques such as vein stripping.
  • Endovenous Adhesives, a.k.a. “Vein Glue.” This minimally invasive technique accomplishes the same goal as RF Ablation. A small amount of medical adhesive is used to seal diseased veins shut. Blood is then naturally rerouted to nearby healthy veins.
  • Microphlebectomy. This is the technical term for the removal of diseases surface veins, a.k.a. varicose veins. It is performed through small access incisions which typically don’t even require stitches.
  • Sclerotherapy. An injection-based treatment. Specialty medications known as “sclerants” (scar producing agents) are used. These irritating solutions can be used to seal shut spider veins and other small problem vessels. The diseased veins are then reabsorbed into the body as part of the natural healing process.
  • Laser Treatments. This is an alternate (and even less invasive) method of spider vein removal. Unfortunately, it is only effective on the smallest of spider veins and burst capillaries (small surface arteries).

Note that the above methods of treatment grant permanent results. It is certainly possible to develop additional vein disease at a later date. All treated veins, however, have been permanently sealed, removed, or otherwise destroyed. They can cause no further vein symptoms. In the days, weeks, and months following treatment a patient’s physical vein symptoms will resolve, often completely.

For Minimally Invasive Vein Treatments Call the Advanced Vein Center today 724-987-3220

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