Varicose veins form when the valves that direct blood flow fail, allowing venous reflux and blood pooling in the legs. This increases pressure on the veins, causing the walls to dilate, bulge and twist, leading to varicose veins. Not only are they unsightly, but they can cause itching, cramping, throbbing, heaviness, swelling and pain. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is Kansas City’s industry leader in treating varicose veins.
Painful vein stripping used to be the go-to treatment for varicose veins. Thanks in part to Dr. Craig Schwartz—who was instrumental in the Kansas City area with replacing painful surgeries with minimally invasive in-office vein treatments and significantly reducing recovery times—ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is one of the minimally-invasive treatments used to eliminate diseased veins.
Also known as Endovenous Chemical Ablation, Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy targets and eliminates varicose veins hidden from the naked eye, only visible via ultrasound. Using ultrasound technology for precision, Dr. Schwartz guides a small catheter through the vein to the target area, injecting a chemical irritant, called a sclerosing agent, and within seconds, small to medium-sized varicose veins collapse. Healthy vessels take over, and the diseased veins are absorbed by the body. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is often combined with other treatments such as Endovenous Laser Ablation or ambulatory phlebectomy to remove diseased veins.
As the venous system is complex, it’s important to schedule a complimentary vein screening with Dr. Schwartz to determine the underlying cause of your diseased veins and the best treatment protocol to resolve it.
To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at (913) 451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.
Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is a relatively quick treatment, with the entire appointment generally taking less than an hour. It begins with a thorough discussion and ultrasound examination of the veins to be treated. The injections themselves will only take around 30 minutes or less after patient preparation.
With the collapse of the dysfunctional veins, you’ll see some immediate improvements. Most patients report noticeable relief of symptoms after treatment.
There is little to no downtime with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and you’re encouraged to walk to maintain good blood circulation. Compression stockings are required for 1-2 weeks following your procedure.
*Individual Results May Vary
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*Individual Results May Vary
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