At the Vascular and Vein Care Center in Foxborough, we offer a comprehensive range of treatment options for symptomatic varicose veins, including the latest advances in minimally invasive treatment. Left untreated, the condition is not only uncomfortable, but can alter a patient’s lifestyle – and, in rare cases, prevent the normal return of blood to the heart.
A consultation and simple non-invasive ultrasound exam is the best method to determine whether a patient has symptomatic varicose veins and is a candidate for treatment. Here are some of the common treatments that we offer for qualified candidates:
- Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT®) is a safe, non-surgical laser procedure. The treatment takes about 45 minutes and provides immediate relief from symptoms. EVLT® has up to a 98 percent initial success rate, with excellent long-term results. Patients can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment.
- Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure in which a solution is injected into the varicose veins to seal the vein shut. The solution causes the lining of the vein to swell, sealing off the blood vessel and preventing blood flow. Each vein may require several injections – but no surgical incision – and most varicose veins disappear in two weeks to two months.
- Ambulatory phlebectomy is a micro-extraction procedure in which large surface varicose veins are removed through incisions as small as 1 millimeter. This procedure, which requires no stitches and leaves no scars, can produce excellent cosmetic results.
To schedule an appointment at the Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center Vascular and Vein Care Center, call 1-866-378-9164.
This page was last modified on 11/17/2015