Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates provides a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art procedures for treating varicose veins. Treatment options include:
Compression Stockings – Compression stocking counteract the abnormal venous pressure in the legs of patients with venous insufficiency.
VNUS® RF Ablation – Varicose veins often stem from one of the (primary) veins called the Saphenous veins. When the great saphenous or small saphenous veins become incompetent, there tributary branches can become broken and dilated as well, leading to varicose veins. VNUS® RF (radiofrequency) Ablation system (also called the Closure® procedure) is a minimally invasive treatment procedure that uses radiofrequency energy (electricity) to heat, collapse and seal off the targeted primary veins, feeding the varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy – Sclerotherapy uses a needle to inject a liquid chemical into the vein. The chemical causes the vein walls to swell, stick together, and seal shut. This is the most common treatment for spider veins and varicose veins.
Ambulatory 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).