Vascular and Vein Care Centers Medical Treatment Options
At the Brigham and Women's Vascular and Vein Care Centers, we offer a comprehensive range of treatment options for symptomatic varicose veins including the latest advances in minimally invasive treatment.
Endovenous Laser Treatment
For patients who qualify, Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT®) is a safe, effective non-surgical laser procedure that eliminates varicose veins at the source. Using laser energy to close the faulty varicose veins, the procedure is quick, painless and minimally invasive to help you look and feel better fast. Once the problem veins are closed off, blood re-routes through the normal veins and flows more efficiently.
The treatment takes about 45 minutes and provides immediate relief of your symptoms. Clinically proven, safe and effective, EVLT® has up to a 98 percent initial success rate with excellent long-term results. Please be sure to bring your compression stocking to this procedure to allow for proper healing. After the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away so you do not have to take time off from work or your daily routine.
A non-surgical procedure, sclerotherapy is treatment in which a solution is injected into the varicose veins using a very fine needle to seal the vein shut. The solution causes the lining of the vein to swell, sealing off the blood vessel and preventing blood flow. There’s no surgical incision needed and most patients find any discomfort to be minimal. Each vein may require several injections and most varicose veins disappear in two weeks to two months. Please be sure to bring your compression stocking to this procedure to allow for proper healing.
A micro extraction procedure, ambulatory phlebectomy allows for the removal of large surface varicose veins through skin incisions as small as 1 mm that need no stitches and leave no scars. Local anesthesia is used and excellent cosmetic results can be achieved. With this procedure, a compression bandage is worn for two weeks to allow for proper healing.
Which treatment option is best for you? A board certified Vascular and Vein Care Center physician can guide you through your options and determine the best treatment approach for you.