Dr. Sun offers the following treatments to remove varicose veins. Our team can help you choose which one will work best for you!
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
EVLA consists of inserting an FDA-approved laser fiber into the affected vein. Laser energy heat is then delivered to the vein and seals it shut (ablation). Once the bad vein is closed, blood is naturally rerouted to healthy veins which improves venous circulation.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
RFA consists of inserting an FDA-approved catheter (VNUS ClosureFAST ®) into the affected vein. Radiofrequency energy (heat) is then delivered to the vein and seals it shut like EVLA. Once the bad vein is closed, blood is naturally rerouted to healthy veins which improves venous circulation.
Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is an FDA-approved prescription medicine injected into abnormal veins under ultrasound guidance to seal them shut. Some patients receiving Varithena® only need a single treatment. Additional treatment may be required, depending on the number and size of veins to be treated.
VenaSeal Closure System
The VenaSeal™ system is a form of ablation that improves blood flow by closing diseased veins with a medical adhesive (glue). A special catheter system delivers a small amount of specially formulated adhesive to the diseased vein. The adhesive seals the vein, and blood is rerouted through nearby healthy veins. Currently, this procedure is covered by some insurance providers.
Endovenous chemical ablation (also referred to as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy) refers to the injection of a special medicine (sclerosant) into abnormal veins to seal them shut. As with other ablation procedures, the treatment is performed under ultrasound guidance to ensure safety and blood flow is naturally redirected to healthy veins.
Microphlebectomy is an outpatient procedure to remove varicose veins through tiny incisions in your skin. This minimally invasive treatment does not require sutures or general anesthesia and can easily be performed in the office with minimal downtime.