Vein Treatment Services

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Not too many years ago, the only New Jersey vein treatment typically used to get rid of varicose veins was a vein surgery procedure called ligation & stripping. Although vein surgery is occasionally still the best choice, there are many newer and less invasive treatments now available that are just as effective for getting rid of varicose veins.

Duplex ultrasound

Most treatment plans begin with a diagnostic procedure called duplex ultrasound. This painless and non-invasive procedure provides images of veins not visible by the eye, allowing your surgeon to map out a treatment strategy based on the size, path and blood flow of affected veins.

Sclerotherapy

Spider veins are most often treated with sclerotherapy, a procedure in which a tiny needle is inserted into the skin. A chemical “sclerosing” agent is then injected through the needle into the problem vein, causing the vein to shut down and eventually be reabsorbed by the body. Meanwhile, blood flow is automatically directed to healthy veins.

VNUS Closure (Venefit)

VNUS Closure, which also goes by the brand name Venefit, is considered the “gold standard” for treating varicose veins. It involves a minimally invasive procedure in which a catheter is inserted into the damaged vein. Radiofrequency (RF) energy is directed via the catheter into the vein walls, which causes the affected vein to seal itself shut. The faulty vein is eventually reabsorbed by the body, while blood flow is redirected to healthy veins. Features of this treatment include little or no discomfort to the patient and minimal bruising. Patients can usually return quickly to a normal activity level.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is often recommended for South Jersey vein patients whose varicose veins are large and close to the surface of the skin. In this procedure, a local anesthesia is administered and then the surgeon makes an incision of about 1 mm in the skin through which diseased veins can be extracted. Patients generally wear compression bandages for two weeks following the procedure to facilitate healing.

Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy

Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy works the same way as sclerotherapy except that ultrasound imaging is used to locate the veins in need of treatment. This is effective for veins too far below the surface of the skin for the needle to be placed visually. Ultrasound ensures optimal positioning of the needle that delivers the sclerosant and makes it easy for the surgeon to monitor the procedure.

Laser Ablation

Non-invasive laser ablation treatments have become increasingly popular in recent years as an approach to treating smaller surface veins such as spider veins. These laser vein treatments do not involve any needle injections, but rather work across the surface of your skin over the course of a small number of treatments. .

Veinwave

South Jersey vein patients can benefit from one of the very newest technologies available: Veinwave, which is highly effective for the treatment of small spider veins. Featuring immediate results with minimal side effects, Veinwave delivers radiofrequency energy into the spider vein. Heat, or thermo-coagulation, then causes the vein walls to collapse.

Vein problems are common – but there’s no reason to live with them. If you are a vein sufferer in any of a number of South Jersey communities including (or near) Voorhees, Sewell, Vineland, or Swedesboro, contact us today to begin your treatment!

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