New Vein Treatments Offer Better Patient Experience

Written By Tony Carabasi III, MD, FACS
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The only thing more painful than varicose veins is often the idea of treating those swollen vessels with surgery that involves significant discomfort and extended recovery time afterward. Fortunately, surgical treatments are a thing of the past for nearly all vein sufferers today. Those invasive surgical procedures have been replaced with new vein treatments that offer less discomfort, shorter recovery times and a better patient experience overall.

Patient Comfort a Top Priority

At Center for Vein Restoration, we understand that some of our patients may face vein treatment with more than a little trepidation. Perhaps they have heard stories from parents or grandparents about surgical procedures that involved long hospital stays and left significant scarring afterward. Some may simply assume the only way to eliminate those bulging veins is by removing them surgically – a process that sounds uncomfortable and disfiguring.

Fortunately, today’s vein treatments were designed with the patient’s comfort and wellbeing in mind. No longer does vein removal mean long incisions to remove diseased vessels. Patients do not have to go to hospitals for their vein treatments; they can have them right in their doctor’s office. Most procedures are performed under local anesthesia and pain, swelling and bruising after these modern procedures is very minimal. Patients typically return to their daily activities the same day or the day after their vein procedure!

Technology for the Patient’s Benefit

Technology has replaced surgical techniques for most patients today. Laser and radiofrequency technology effectively eliminate varicose and spider veins from the inside out, using narrow tubes to deliver the technology directly into the vein. Laser and radiofrequency energy work by sealing the walls of the affected vessel closed so the vessel collapses and is eventually reabsorbed by the body. The incisions used to insert the tubes are too small to require any type of suturing, and typically leave little or no scarring afterward.

Injectable Treatments Bring Relief

Another option in treating spider veins and smaller varicose veins is an injectable treatment known as sclerotherapy. This treatment is actually not new; in fact, it has been used for decades to eliminate small, superficial veins and is considered the “gold standard” in spider vein treatment today. However, innovations in this procedure, including new sclerosing agents and the use of ultrasound technology to locate veins deeper under the skin’s surface, have broadened use of this safe and effective treatment. Outpatient Vein Removal When large veins do require removal from the leg, the techniques for doing so have evolved as well. Instead of painful inpatient surgery, an outpatient procedure known as ambulatory phlebectomy can now be used for this purpose. This procedure uses micro-incisions and special tools to remove large veins in very small sections. The micro-incisions do not require sutures or leave visible scarring and most patients are back in action the day after their procedure.

Dr. Carabasi understands that painful varicose veins are often left untreated due to fears over what the treatment will be like. He and his staff strive to ensure every patient at Center for Vein Restoration has a procedure experience that is comfortable, positive and successful. With a variety of vein treatments to choose from, Dr. Carabasi is prepared to tailor your procedure to your specific needs and your desired results.

Don’t suffer from uncomfortable, unsightly varicose veins any longer. Contact Center for Vein Restoration today at 240-965-3915 to schedule your personal consultation and find out which vein treatment is best for you.

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