Like many people, you may be familiar with varicose veins but aren’t sure how to treat them. Unlike past interventions, today’s therapies offer noninvasive options that will have you back on your feet in no time.
We’ve successfully treated vein disorders at New York Vein Treatment Center since 2007. We provide options tailored to your specific needs. Here are some of the options we offer.
Treatment Options for Varicose
New Yorkers now have more options than ever for treating varicose veins. Treatments such as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), microphlebectomy, and compression therapy are minimally invasive, safe, and highly effective.
EVLA and RFA involve the insertion of catheters into the saphenous veins, which are then heated up with a laser to seal off the diseased vessels. This prevents further progression of the disease and relieves any associated symptoms.
Microphlebectomy uses small incisions to remove diseased veins, while compression therapy offers the least evasive varicose vein treatment.
These low-cost vein treatments give you effective results with minimal discomfort.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a minimally invasive treatment used to reduce the appearance of varicose veins. The procedure involves using a small laser fiber passed through a catheter and inserted into the affected vein.
The heat generated by this laser delivers a microscopic thermal trauma that seals the diseased vein. This effect on the vein causes it to close and ultimately disappear, while rerouting blood to healthier veins.
Although EVLA doesn’t guarantee permanent removal of the varicose veins, it does provide an immediate result with minimal discomfort or downtime for recovery. This treatment also has fewer risks and complications than some of its counterparts.
Patients should seek their doctor’s advice before deciding whether EVLA would be an appropriate option.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective and minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. RFA uses a thin, flexible catheter with an electrode tip to deliver radiofrequency energy, which creates controlled thermal damage along the vein wall.
This leads to sealing the vessel wall, which prevents abnormal blood flow and reduces the appearance of varicose veins.
Local numbing medicine is used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, and no stitches are required. Patients typically report little pain afterward, and most people can resume regular activities within a few days.
Ultimately, RFA provides a safe, reliable, and effective way to treat conditions caused by varicose veins without having to undergo more invasive surgical procedures.
Microphlebectomy is a highly-effective treatment for varicose veins. The procedure involves removing veins from the legs through tiny skin incisions, utilizing specialized instruments. It is minimally invasive and provides patients with an improved cosmetic outcome compared to other treatments.
Patients who have undergone microphlebectomy report minimal discomfort and can return home the same day.
The recovery time usually requires no more than 24 hours of rest before the patient resumes normal activities. While 10-15% of people affected by venous disease require intervention such as microphlebectomy, some patients may not be ideal candidates depending on their individual needs and circumstances.
Before selecting this option, consult your healthcare provider to discuss whether it’s suitable for you.
Compression therapy is a widely used and highly effective treatment for varicose veins. It applies external pressure utilizing compression stockings on the affected blood vessels to help move blood through them more efficiently.
This reduces swelling and discomfort and prevents potentially serious health problems that can arise from these conditions.
It’s important to note that compression therapy is a temporary solution and should not be considered an independent treatment. While compression therapy does improve blood flow, it will not cure or remove existing varicose veins.
Compression therapy is considered safe for nearly all patients. It’s non-invasive and requires no downtime or special recovery protocols after treatment.
New York Vein Treatment Center
At New York Vein Treatment Center, we know that varicose veins are more than just a visual nuisance. Untreated varicose veins can lead to more significant health issues. That’s why it’s crucial to have your diseased veins assessed and treated by our medical professionals.
We established our practice in 2007 and pride ourselves on providing the most advanced and effective vein treatments in the industry. Dr. Khitin’s previous experiences as a cardiovascular and endovascular surgeon make him the premier expert in this field.
Contact the New York Vein Treatment Center today to schedule your evaluation.