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Vein Treatment Breakdown at VCC

Treating all sizes of veins (varicose and spider) as well as venous ulcers (wounds) is our specialty. We focus on providing patients solutions to their venous circulation concerns. Many patients look to vein-specific care when they see a physical change in their veins, which may have initially lead you to our website. This can be spider veins (look like spiders) or varicose veins (bulging veins).

Others feel a heaviness in their legs or discomfort when they stand or sit for long periods of time.

While you may notice these changes in your body, you may not always know what causes the problem, or better yet, how to fix it. At the Vein Care Center, we emphasize early diagnosis. However, more important to educating our patients about vein conditions and how to treat them. While it’s important

that everyone has an assessment and proper diagnosis before scheduling vein procedures, we’ll break down these treatments, so you know what to expect in the future.

Vein Treatment Options at VCC:

  • Echosclerotherapy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • EVLT
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Who is the ideal candidate for each treatment?

We do our best to provide you with a variety of vein care solutions so that everyone suffering from venous insufficiency can get what they need to live without pain or discomfort. While not all vein treatment options at VCC will work for everyone, you will find a comfortable and convenient method to reduce the symptoms associated with venous disease. In turn, this will also decrease the appearance of varicose and spider veins. During your consultation (not the same as free screening) at the Vein

Care Center, the VCC team will offer you a complete venous exam using an ultrasound, before making any recommendations for vein treatments. Once you’ve understood your diagnosis, we will explain each method and repair the condition as soon as you’re able.

Echosclerotherapy is a procedure that uses ultrasound-guided inspection of the veins to see into the veins not visible from the surface of the skin. This is often a treatment used to treat venous ulcers (breakdown of the skin due to venous pressures).

Sclerotherapy itself is a treatment we often perform without ultrasound to treat the most superficial spider veins on the legs by injecting them with a sclerosant. Sclerosing solutions are detergents (we only use FDA approved medications Polidocanol and Sotradecol) that, when injected into the vein, will cause vein collapse as vein walls react to the solution and are forced to close off the vein. Ideal candidates for this treatment are those that are not pregnant or using contraceptive pills. Sclerotherapy may not be suitable for large varicose veins which are best treated using Ambulatory Phlebectomy.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a standard vein removal procedure that can remove any larger painful varicose veins. This procedure is a minimally invasive vein removal treatment that requires small incisions in the skin just above the damaged portion of that vein. These varicose veins are gently pulled and extracted in sections to remove incompetent portions of the vein so that blood flow can be rerouted to other capable veins. You may be a candidate for this procedure if you have no blood clots or infections within the veins and have large, rope-like varicose veins.

EVLT or Endovenous Laser Therapy method is the gold-standard vein care treatment that can close off problematic veins for good. Laser therapy uses heat to target weakened vein walls causing the vein to coagulate and close itself off from blood flow. Dr. Aggarwal creates a tiny puncture mark at the best point of entry using guided ultrasound to insert a laser-tipped cannula at the lowest point of the damaged vein. The laser is applied to all sides of the vein wall in a spinning motion and is pulled out in increments until the entire vein is treated. We then close off the entry point with a compress and bandage. Not all veins can be treated and can also be injected with a sclerosant. EVLT is 98 percent effective.

This is just an introduction to what the Vein Care Center can offer! To schedule your vein assessment and to find out more about our vein treatments at VCC, please call us at 419-227-4472.

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