Whether they result from faulty vein valves or life and lifestyle issues, vein disorders can be both unpleasant and unsightly. The most common of these, spider veins, cause blemishes and bulges to appear immediately under the skin. Varicose veins cause the same cosmetic concerns, but can also be a daily source of pain and discomfort. Thankfully Mount Carmel offers a number of safe, effective vein treatment options for both of these vein disorders.
Vein Treatment Options
Compression therapy is a simple, inexpensive vein therapy that is typically the first approach in varicose vein treatment. It involves wearing specially fitted hose that can reduce the pooling of blood that causes varicose veins. While compression therapy will not eliminate varicose veins, it can help alleviate many of the symptoms.
Radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient vein treatment that utilizes ultrasound to position a catheter in the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. Heat is then delivered through the catheter to the vein wall, causing the wall to shrink, the vein to close, and the blood to be rerouted to other healthy veins. There is typically little or no scarring, bruising or swelling, and most patients can resume normal activities within a day or two. Our physicians treat varicose veins with the VNUS Closure® procedure. VNUS also provides helpful information on varicose veins and varicose vein treatment.
Used exclusively for spider veins, sclerotherapy is an outpatient treatment during which a tiny needle is used to inject the damaged veins with a medication that irritates the vein lining. In response, the veins collapse, are reabsorbed and are no longer visible. In some cases, more than one treatment is needed, but patients can resume normal activities immediately.
Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy (TriVex™ System)
The TriVex™ System is a patented, clinically tested vein therapy that provides an effective and less invasive approach to treating varicose veins. It's an approach by which varicose veins are surgically removed using a new procedure called Transilluminated Powered Phlebotomy. This approach requires fewer incisions, and results in less pain and recurrence than traditional vein removal.
Vein Treatment Locations
5969 East Broad Street, Suite 303
Columbus, Ohio 43213
614-234-0444 or 800-875-2731
Services: Compression Therapy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Sclerotherapy, Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy (TriVex™ System)
85 McNaughten Road, Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43213
Services: Compression Therapy and Radiofrequency Ablation