Treatment Options for Vein Disease
At Metro Vein Clinic, the goal of our vein clinic is to help identify and treat your vein disease as easily and painlessly as possible, so you can get back to doing the things you love. Our board-certified doctors use current, state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive procedures that in most cases are covered by your health insurance plan. With three office locations in the Twin Cities-area – Fridley, Plymouth and Burnsville – we’re able to ensure that top-notch care is just minutes from your doorstep.
The process of treating the various venous diseases has evolved greatly over time, and what once was a painful process with a lengthy recovery period is now done as an outpatient procedure. Traditionally, varicose veins were stripped, or removed surgically. But today, the providers at Metro Vein Clinic use state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive treatments that help close varicose veins without removing them.
If you are experiencing symptoms of varicose veins, don’t delay! Call 612.789.8346 to schedule an appointment.
Learn more about your treatment options
Compression legwear aids in leg healing after vein procedures. It also helps with the prevention of venous disorder progression and general leg health.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA or Venefit) is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses heat to treat varicose veins. The heat from the radiofrequency catheter damages the vein walls, which closes the vein. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a procedure that uses laser energy to heat the vein and damage the vein walls, which creates scar tissue to close the vein. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins. EVLA is similar to radiofrequency ablation, and while it has been shown to cause slightly more pain to the patient during and after the procedure, the results are similar.
Echosclerotherapy (Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy) is an alternative to surgical vein stripping. With this in-office technique, a liquid or foam injection is inserted into the vein while the doctor visually monitors the vein on an ultrasound screen.
Sclerotherapy, which uses an injected solution to close the vein, is the most common treatment for varicose and spider veins on the legs.