Varicose Veins Treatment:
Surgical and non-surgical
When treating varicose veins, one must remember several facts. Treatment
is possible because we have two systems of veins: a superficial
vein system and a deep venous system. This is important because
we have "veins to spare." Getting rid of these blue, ropy
varicose veins will not affect the circulation.
Memorial Vein Center employs surgical and non-surgical methods in the
treatment of varicose veins.
Surgical removal: ambulatory phlebectomy
Minute incisions are painlessly made in the skin and the affected
vein is removed in segments. Recovery is short and return to activity
Non-surgical removal: ablation
Ablation treats the varicose vein from the inside. It uses heat
delivered into the vein via a catheter. This is done either with
radio-frequency energy or laser energy.
A special catheter is inserted into the varicose vein. The catheter
is equipped with a tip, which gets hot. Once the catheter is in
place, it is heated, causing the vein to shrink and eventually be absorbed by the body.
Heat generated by laser is used to destroy varicose veins.
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