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Sclerotherapy & Phlebectomy

Do you suffer from spider veins?

Spider veins are weblike networks of blood vessels that appear on the legs and feet due to dilated capillaries.

This condition is usually harmless, but it can sometimes cause pain, such as burning after standing for long periods of time. If you suffer from spider veins, sclerotherapy might be right for you!

What is sclerotherapy? How does it work?

In this procedure, the surgeon injects the target veins with polidoconol, which causes those veins to close. If you would like more information on polidoconol, please visit https://www.rxlist.com/asclera-drug.htm. Once the veins are closed, the blood reroutes to healthier veins.

Sclerotherapy might be right for you!

How long does the procedure take?

This procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes.

When will I start seeing results? How long will those results last?

Results can be seen immediately after the procedure, but can also sometimes take a few weeks. The results should be permanent, but due to genetics, it is possible for patients to develop spider veins once again in the future.

How much does the Sclerotherapy cost?

$250*

This is a self pay, all inclusive price. Price will vary based on insurance and health status, use of additional resources and so on. We offer financing options for qualified customers.

The cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional that is doing the procedure. Look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients using this procedure. Enroll in the SurgiCare Rewards Program to save money on treatments.

Are there any risks associated with sclerotherapy?

Risks associated with sclerotherapy include swelling, itching and skin color changes in the treated area.

Phlebectomy

Phlebectomy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that removes surface varicose veins. There are two basic types of phlebectomy: Ambulatory and Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy (TIPP).

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

An ambulatory phlebectomy is usually performed in a doctor’s office using local anesthesia. First, a local anesthetic fluid is injected into the area of varicose vein clusters to be treated. The doctor then uses a small scalpel or needle to puncture the skin next to the varicose vein, inserts a small hook into the hole, grasps the vein and removes it. The area is covered with a compression bandage and/or compression stockings. No stitches are required and the scars are nearly imperceptible. The patient is able to walk immediately following the procedure, which is often performed following the VenaCure EVLT™ procedure to remove any large surface veins left behind after the procedure. The possible risks of ambulatory phlebectomy include an allergic reaction to the anesthetic and localized numbness.

Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy

Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy (TIPP) is similar to ambulatory phlebectomy but slightly more invasive. It is performed on an outpatient basis in an operating room under light anesthesia. After making two small incisions near the varicose vein, the surgeon inserts a tumescent canula illuminator (TCI) that contains a fiber optic light that makes the veins easily visible. Fluid containing a local anesthetic is infused under the skin, loosening the vein from the surrounding tissue. A vein remover instrument is guided to the vein, which is suctioned into the instrument where it is cut into small pieces and removed. Thanks to the large amount of local anesthetic used, patients usually awake without any pain and are able to return home in about an hour. They can return to their normal activities immediately and to work within a few days. Strenuous activity should be limited for up to two weeks. As with any surgery, there are some potential complications including a risk of infection and hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration).

How much does the procedure cost?

$1200-1500*

This is a self pay, all inclusive price. Price will vary based on insurance and health status, use of additional resources and so on. We offer financing options for qualified customers.

Need more information?

http://www.phlebology.org/patientinfo/treatment.html

 

 

 

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