Venous Disease Treatments, Sandman Veins, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Venous Disease Treatments

EVLT is quickly becoming the gold-standard in the treatment of varicose veins. Endovenous laser treatment uses laser energy, which is simply a highly concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering this light energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision, so as not to affect the surrounding tissue.  Learn more about endovenous laser treatment.

Ultrasound-guided foam therapy (UGFS) has opened up new ways of treating varicose veins. UGFS uses the same principles of liquid sclerotherapy by combining a sclerosing agent (STS) + air to create a foam solution. The solution is then injected into the vein(s) under ultrasound guidance thus obliterating the varicose vein(s).  Learn more about ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.

An ambulatory phlebectomy is usually performed in a doctor’s office using local anesthesia. First, a local anesthetic fluid is injected into the area of varicose vein clusters to be treated. The doctor then uses a small scalpel or needle to puncture the skin next to the varicose vein, inserts a small hook into the hole, grasps the vein and removes it. Learn more about ambulatory phlebectomy.

Spider veins are similar to and often associated with underlying varicose veins, but there are some major differences. Spider veins are smaller in size, beginning as tiny red capillaries that lie close to the surface of the skin and are easily visible.  Learn more about spider vein treatment.

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