Varicose veins are painful, unsightly, and can be debilitating for your quality of life. The good news is they are not permanent, and you can feel relief as soon as the day of treatment. You have several options to remove varicose veins. Here are five procedures that can help you get back to living.
ClosureFast (Venefit) for Removing Varicose Veins
Specifically target the main cause of the problem with the ClosureFast (formerly called Venefit) procedure. ClosureFast is an option to remove varicose veins in patients who want to treat the underlying cause of varicose veins, not just the veins apparent on the surface. With ClosureFast, a tiny catheter is inserted into a diseased vein. Then radiofrequency energy is delivered to the vein, causing the vein to close. Blood is then re-routed to healthy veins.
With a phlebectomy, surface veins are removed under local anesthesia. There is usually no need for stitches as the incisions are extremely small. Phlebectomy is a great option for removing varicose veins as the recovery is fairly quick and easy.
Sclerotherapy may be what you think of when you think of varicose vein removal. Dr. Moore uses a tiny needle filled with a solution and injects it into the vein. The vein will swell and then close. The removal doesn’t happen immediately, but the vein is eventually absorbed by the body.
Compression therapy is one of the mainstays of any treatment involving the removal of varicose veins. Nearly all procedures will require the leg be wrapped for a certain time frame to aid in healing. Compression therapy is also good for vein treatment when other options to remove varicose veins are not warranted.
Vein stripping involves tying off a vein before it joins a deep vein. In this outpatient procedure, the vein is removed through small incisions. Removing the varicose vein doesn’t affect circulation in your leg because the veins deeper in the leg take over.
Fortunately with any treatment for removing varicose veins, Dr. Moore is equipped to handle any procedure, from the common to the extreme. Both our Keller and Grapevine locations can help you get back to living. Give us a call today to schedule your free consultation.