How are Varicose Veins Treated?
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Using the TVS 1470nm laser, Dr. Schwartz performs an endovenous laser ablation to “close” the diseased GSV. The thermal energy of the laser damages the inside of the diseased GSV, and the treated vein will scar and collapse, redirecting blood flow through other pathways.
Using ultrasound imaging, Dr. Schwartz injects a sclerosing solution into the vein. This solution scars and damages the inside of the vein, causing it to collapse.
In this procedure, a section of the visible, bulging varicose vein is removed using tiny incisions and special tools, immediately eliminating the visible diseased vein.
Is There Any Downtime With Varicose Vein Treatment?
All of these outpatient treatments require little to no downtime. You may have a compression bandage or garment to wear, which will help the treated veins collapse, as well as promote healthy blood flow. You may be advised to limit strenuous activity for a few days, but you will be encouraged to walk every day to keep the blood moving.
Am I a Good Candidate for Varicose Vein Treatment?
If you have visible varicose veins and/or present with venous insufficiency on your venous diagnostic ultrasound, you are most likely a good candidate for one of these state-of-the-art treatments, often covered by insurance.