Varicose veins treatment has come a long way. A couple of decades ago, its only treatment was vein stripping surgery. Today, the procedure has been replaced by more effective and less painful treatments that require little recovery time and whose results actually last.
Desert West Vein & Surgery Center offers the latest in vein treatment technology, and has a good history of successful procedures to show for it. Here are some of the treatments offered by the El Paso clinic:
Radio Frequency Ablation
Radio frequency ablation involves treatment of the affected vein with Radio Frequency energy using a catheter to close and seal shut the vein and force blood to reroute. The procedure is virtually painless, but a local anesthetic is still used to maximize your comfort.
Endovenous Laser Treatment
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) uses a laser fiber on a vein shrinking it as a result. EVLT owes its popularity to the low levels of pain and discomfort it sports, high success rate and quick recovery time.
A local anesthetic is typically used during the procedure to numb the skin and tissue covering the target vein.
In this, your vein doctor makes a tiny cut on the skin and, using special equipment, removes the vein in question. The procedure works well for large veins that sit close to the skin surface.
In sclerotherapy, a chemical agent known as a sclerosant is injected into the affected vein, causing irritation on its walls and damaging the vein. Typically, the procedure is painless and doesn’t result in any bruising. It is recommended for spider veins and small varicose veins.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS)
On many fronts, UGS is similar ordinary sclerotherapy. The main difference is that, prior to the process, your vein doctor uses an ultrasound machine to spot the varicose veins. So, basically this is an advanced form sclerotherapy.
It is suitable for veins that are either too deep in the leg or too small to be located by the naked eye. Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy causes little to no discomfort and for that reason doesn’t require local anesthesia.
What to expect during varicose veins treatment
Dr. Atur Kasha of Desert West Vein & Surgery Center uses a comprehensive evaluation formula to ensure that each of his patients is correctly diagnosed and offered the right treatment.
Most vein specialists first screen your legs to locate any problems that may be lying deep beyond view before fetching ultrasound images of the affected veins for a better picture of their size and path. Your doctor will take you through a brief interview himself where you will discuss your vascular health and decide the best treatment for you. You will also get the chance to ask questions about your condition and the recommended treatment option.
Get your varicose veins treated at Desert West Vein & Surgery Center
Dr. Atur Kasha personally oversees varicose veins and spider veins treatment procedures at the El Paso clinic. Contact his team today at 915-313-9569 to schedule an appointment and have your vein problem treated.