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What type of treatment options are there for varicosities?

This question was asked in Irvine, California and has 4 answer(s) as of 11/06/2012.
What are the typical options for treating varicosities?


Doctors Answers (4)

The usual treatment options include foam sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy for the treatment of varicose veins. This is often performed in conjunction with endovenous radiofrequency or laser ablation for treatment of underlying venous insufficiency, depending on which veins are affected. The treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs. Vein treatments are not 'one size fits all.' An ultrasound examination will be important in determining your specific anatomy and source of the problem. Your doctor will determine which procedure is most appropriate based on your clinical examination, ultrasound findings and past medical history.

Varicose veins may be treated by foam sclerotherapy, thermal ablation, or surgery. See a phlebologist to see what options make sense for you.

The main options are surgery or sclerotherapy. Please contact us for more information.

Treatment options include using either a fiber optic laser or radio frequency catheter to close the varicose veins in an office procedure setting with no down time. Additionally, micro-phlebectomy can be used to remove sections of superficial varicose veins though a 1mm puncture along the side of the vein. This is minimally invasive, with no sutures, no scars or down time. Sclerotherapy injections can be used for some of the smaller varicose veins. Stripping procedures have been obsolete for many years.

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