Understand how Vein Ablation can combat Venous Insufficiency and restore your active lifestyle.
Were you diagnosed with
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)?
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With the proper treatment, the progressive symptoms associated with CVI can be addressed in a few ways. When non-invasive treatments such as compression stockings and Normatec therapy have failed, it may be time to consider a Vein Ablation.
Understanding The Vein Ablation Procedure
The Vein Ablation Procedure uses heat to close the diseased vein, which redirects blood flow to healthy veins relieving symptoms. This procedure does not need to be performed at a hospital, and can be performed under local or general anesthesia.
General anesthesia or a numbing agent is administered, making this a virtually painless procedure.
Using ultrasound guidance, your doctor positions the catheter into the diseased vein.
The small catheter delivers heat to the vein wall, causing it to shrink and seal closed.
Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will reroute itself to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a bandage is placed over the insertion site. Additional compression may be provided to aid healing.
The Benefits of a Vein Ablation Procedure
Minimally invasive outpatient procedure
Long term treatment option
Covered by insurance
Procedure takes less than 20 minutes
General anesthesia is optional
Walk out of procedure
Back to full activity the following day
I am too young for blood flow circulation issues.
Fact: Chronic venous insufficiency often starts in our 20s and 30s and progresses over time.
If I don’t see varicose veins there isn’t a problem.
Diseased veins do not have to be seen on the skin surface and are oftentimes visualized on ultrasound.
Vein conditions only affect females.
Venous insufficiency is found in both female and male patients.
Myth: I need to go to a radiology center or hospital to find out if I have chronic venous insufficiency.
Fact: Most imaging centers only look for blood clots. At Alliance Orthopedics, our ultrasound technique looks for blood clots AND evidence of CVI.
Vein conditions are only a cosmetic issue
CVI can lead to cosmetic issues, but may also present as leg pain, fatigue and cramping without any cosmetic signs.