An alternative to surgically removing (“stripping”) veins, sclerotherapy is the new standard of treatment for both varicose and spider veins. The procedure involves injecting a special solution through a tiny needle into the vein, which then collapses and is absorbed by the body.
Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy allows Dr. Summers to precisely treat problematic veins that aren’t visible on the skin surface by monitoring veins on an ultrasound screen during the sclerotherapy procedure.
Microphlebectomy, sometimes called ambulatory phlebectomy or stab avulsion, is a minimally invasive method of treating small varicose veins. A special hook is used to remove the vein through multiple tiny incisions that do not usually require stitches and leave minimal scarring.
During an endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) procedure, a tiny laser fiber is inserted into the saphenous vein. Pulses of laser light cause the vein to collapse and seal shut, eliminating venous reflux, the main cause of varicose veins and their symptoms.
Transilluminated Vein Extraction, or TriVex, is a three-step outpatient procedure that involves fewer incisions and less time than microphlebectomy for the removal of varicose veins.