How will my vein disease be treated?
California Vein & Vascular Institute, the extent of disease is
determined and a treatment plan is tailored to the individual. Our
equipment is state of the art for evaluation and diagnosis. We
offer noninvasive as well as minimally invasive outpatient treatment
for your vein problems.
options may involve gradient compression stockings, vein
injections (visual sclerotherapy and ultrasound directed
sclerotherapy), or same-day outpatient procedures (ambulatory
phlebectomy and endovenous laser ablation). We strive to improve
cosmetic appearance, resolve symptoms and minimize recurrence of
compression hose are recommended to help minimize symptoms and
maximize the benefits of treatments. Their purpose is to assist the
leg in returning blood to the heart and minimize pooling of blood in
dysfunctional veins. It is important to follow recommendations
given at the time of the consultation to assure the best results and
help to avoid treatment failure.
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small red, blue or purple veins can be treated by visual
sclerotherapy. A medication is injected into small visible veins. An
inflammatory response is initiated which causes the
treated vein to collapse. Once the vein is no longer functioning,
it will be reabsorbed by the body. Sometimes the visible blue and
red veins need more than one treatment to completely disappear.
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Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy:
ultrasound guidance, the sclerosing medication can be injected into
dysfunctional veins that are not apparent on the skin surface.
Although these veins are not obvious, they contribute to treatment
failure and recurrence of abnormal veins on the skin surface if not
treated. This technique is performed in the office and normal daily
activity can be continued without interruption.
are easily treated with removal. This can be accomplished through a
series of tiny punctures in the skin. The vein is then gently teased
out from the tissue just under the skin. This procedure is performed
in the office with local anesthetic. The patient is able to walk
immediately after and may return to routine activities. However,
heavy lifting should be avoided for two weeks. With ambulatory phlebectomy, recovery is rapid and recurrence of varicose veins is
decreased. More imformation can be found at
Endovenous Laser Ablation:
Using state of
the art laser technology, this procedure treats the dysfunctional
greater saphenous vein. The laser fiber is threaded into the
greater saphenous vein through a large needle in the thigh or leg.
Laser energy closes the vein which treats the patientís leg
discomfort and unsightly veins. The procedure takes less than one
hour, and normal activities may be resumed the same day. Studies
show a much higher success rate and lower complication rate with
vein ablation procedure than surgical vein stripping. More
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treatment of my veins require many days away from work and other
expertise of our vascular specialist who uses the newest minimally
invasive techniques for the treatment of vein disease allows us to
provide state of the art treatment on an outpatient basis. You
should be back to your daily routine the same day.