In the past, varicose vein removal was done through vein stripping surgery. This vein removal surgery was accomplished by a surgeon making incisions and physically pulling damaged veins from the body. The procedure was typically performed in a hospital and required long periods of recuperation.
Today, modern technology has made varicose vein removal and removal of spider veins available through two revolutionary non-surgical and highly-effective treatment options, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Endovenous laser ablation has a 98% success rate based on research. After a local anesthesia is administered, a varicose vein specialist introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.
With sclerotherapy for spider veins, studies have shown this safe, effective treatment can eliminate as many as 50–80 percent of treated veins after just a few sessions. During this procedure, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.
Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment.
Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary. There’s no longer any reason to wait for treatment of unwanted varicose or spider veins.
If you would like more information regarding varicose vein removal or removal of your spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.