For patients with varicose veins in their legs, the physicians at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center may recommend ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy for treatment. Here’s what you can expect from this simple, minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in any of our three offices: Ocoee, Kissimmee, or The Villages.
Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is unique because it removes unsightly or unhealthy veins without stripping them. First, an ultrasound will be used to find the affected vein, and then a needle is inserted to inject a sclerosing agent into the vein being treated. This agent causes a chemical reaction, which causes the vein to collapse leaving the body to then absorb that vein. This removes the varicose vein without creating any scarring or skin conditions. Veins generally need two to three treatments, and patients enjoy long-lasting cosmetic results afterward.
We recently introduced Varithena into our patients’ treatment plan. Varithena is a non-compounded microform sclerosant (medication used to close veins) developed for the treatment of large varicose veins with increased strength over conventional ultrasound guided foam Sclerotherapy. We reserve this treatment for completion of saphenous vein closure after endovenous laser therapy. Varithena was developed as a low nitrogen containing micro foam to offer a stronger sclerosant with fewer side effects. It is not recommended for all veins treated. Varithena is another new tool we offer our patients to provide the most advanced vein care possible in order to achieve the best results possible with the least side effects.
Why Choose Vascular Surgeons at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center?
As a clinic that specializes in vein care, we’re dedicated to giving you the highest quality medical advice and treatment possible. Our primary physician, Dr. Horowitz, is board-certified and has been practicing vein care in Central Florida since 2001. He and Dr. Agis are two of only a few hundred physicians in the entire country who are Diplomats of the American Board of Venous Lymphatic Medicine. Our full team at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center has a high-level of combined experience, ensuring that you’ll be in good hands.
Cost of Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
All of our procedures are minimally invasive—meaning you’ll find no painful vein stripping here. If the thought of treatment recovery time or costs is keeping you away from the vein care you deserve, don’t worry. Vein care is more affordable than you might think. Most insurance companies cover an initial consultation, so you can gain a full understanding of your current venous health. You’ll be happy to hear that treatment itself is sometimes covered by insurance as well.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to improve your venous health? Visit the vascular physicians at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center to receive quality treatment from specialists who care. You can call us today at 407-545-3385 or 352-658-5547 to set up a consultation and take the first step toward healthy veins.
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