If you or someone you love suffers with the physical and/or social discomfort of varicose veins, our skilled surgeons offer a safe, minimally invasive and highly effective treatment option. Varicose veins can be painful and you may be bothered by the way they look. They can also be an indicator of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working effectively.
Both the laser treatment and the sclerotherapy treatments are performed in the Cardiovascular Care Unit located in the Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center at Fisher-Titus. They do not require a hospital stay, and they are even be covered by insurance when considered medically necessary.
One way you can eliminate varicose veins is through laser treatment: A safe and effective procedure that works without surgery and lengthy downtime. The laser procedure:
Varicose and spider veins can also be treated by a medical procedure called sclerotherapy, which involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.