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Vein Services

This below list includes some of the specialized venous services offered at Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates.

Compression Stockings

Compression stockings are a specialized hosiery designed to help prevent the occurrence of, and guard against further progression of, venous disorders such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis.


Venography is a procedure in which an x-ray of the veins, a venogram, is taken after a special dye is injected into the bone marrow or veins.


Sclerotherapy is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of your legs by treating damaged and broken veins. This treatment involves injections of a solution called a sclerosant. The purpose of a sclerosant is to damage the vein walls, which in turn, leads the blood to clot within the treated veins, ultimately stimulating the body to break down the damaged veins. Sclerotherapy usually involves multiple injections of approximately 8cc’s of solution during one hour sessions. After receiving injections, a prescription-strength compression stocking is applied to the treated legs of our patients.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor, or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from medium frequency alternating current.


Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small scalpel or needle to remove varicose veins that lie just beneath the surface of the leg. There are two basic types of phlebectomy: Ambulatory and Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy.


Varithena is a minimally invasive treatment that reduces the appearance of targeted varicose veins through the injection of a foam solution directly into the problem veins. It is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment that can improve blood flow and minimize the appearance of varicose veins.

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