Offering you the most advanced therapies
The next step in addressing symptomatic vein disease is to eliminate the major diseased vein or veins that are the root of the problem. Previously this was done via a major surgery. Today these veins can be treated using a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure. Utilizing ultrasound guidance, local anesthetic is applied to the vein. Then a thin catheter is inserted into the vein. Finally laser or radiofrequency energy is applied to the inside of the vein to cause it to close thus eliminating the diseased vein.
Treatment explained further
Finally laser or radiofrequency energy is applied to the inside of the vein to cause it to close thus eliminating the diseased vein. At the Metropolitan Vein Center we perform the most advanced therapies featuring both radiofrequency and high-frequency laser energy. Both modalities provide an excellent clinical result with minimal side effects. The particular treatment option is chosen based on the patient’s anatomy. All patients are evaluated utilizing the most advanced ultrasound guidance with state-of-the-art imaging.
Advantages of catheter-based therapies :
- Less postoperative pain than conventional surgery.
- Faster recovery, typically resuming normal activities within a day.
- Good cosmetic result.
- Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over to carry blood from the leg, re-establishing normal flow.
Learn more about all the advantages to receiving vein closure.