Project Description

Vein Ablation Treatment

This minimally-invasive treatment is an outpatient procedure performed using ultrasound for imaging guidance. After applying local anesthetic to the vein, the interventional radiologist inserts a thin catheter, about the size of a strand of spaghetti, into the vein and guides it up the greater saphenous vein in the thigh. Then laser energy is applied to the inside of the vein. This heats the vein and seals the vein closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over to carry blood from the leg, re-establishing normal flow.

  • Procedure done under local anesthesia
  • Typically takes less than an hour
  • Rapid recovery
  • Most patients do not need to interrupt regular activities

World Class Facilites

We are conveniently located within the Ingalls Family Care Center medical campus. In addition to the confidence that comes with treatment provided in a medical facility, our patients enjoy free and easy parking, quick registration, and no wait times. All consultations, follow-ups and any necessary imaging are all performed at our location, for the ultimate in service and convenience.

FAST FACTS

OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE? Yes
WILL I NEED STITCHES? No
CAN I WALK RIGHT AWAY? Yes
PRE-EXAM REQUIRED? Yes
PROVEN PROCEDURE? Yes

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708-915-7518

  CLINIC LOCATION

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For more information about The Advanced Vein and Vascular Center, please call Vein Clinic Coordinator Antoinette Flowers at 708-915-7518.