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Endovenous Ablation

If you are frequently on your feet or moving around, you may noticed enlarged veins in your feet or legs. When you’re standing or walking additional pressure is placed on the veins in your lower body. Endovenous ablation may be the right procedure for you if you are bothered by the appearance of or are in pain or discomfort from varicose veins. 

Venous insufficiency treatment

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Who is a potential candidate for endovenous ablation?

Endovenous ablation may be the right procedure for you if you are bothered by the appearance of or are in pain or discomfort from varicose veins. Our physicians can help you decide if this procedure is right for you during your initial appointment.

Venaseal™ Closure System treatment
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The VenaSeal™ Closure System

During your endovenous ablation procedure, a numbing agent will be applied to the designated treatment area. A tiny incision will be made into the skin, where a fine tube (catheter) will be administered. Once the catheter is inserted into the targeted vein, VenaSeal therapy will be delivered from the tip of the catheter into the vein. As the catheter is removed, the VenaSeal Medication will result in the closure of the vein. Your body will process the closed veins as scar tissue and the blood will be rerouted to healthier veins.

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Radiofrequency Venous Ablation

Radiofrequency venous ablation is another tissue-saving method for treating varicose veins. Radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins involves heating the wall of the vein using a bipolar generator and catheters with electrodes. The saphenous vein is then accessed above or below the knee via an intravenous cannula or small incision. The vein then dies off and is subsequently broken down by the body.

What can I expect from endovenous ablation?

During your endovenous ablation procedure, a numbing agent will be applied to the designated treatment area. A tiny incision will be made into the skin, where a fine tube (catheter) will be administered. Once the catheter is inserted into the targeted vein, radiofrequency energy will be delivered from the tip of the catheter into the vein. As the catheter is removed, the warmth created by the radiofrequency energy will result in the collapse and closure of the vein. Your body will process the collapsed veins as scar tissue and the blood will be rerouted to healthier veins.

Varithena diagram
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Varithena®

The Varithena® system does not require a catheter delivery or any form of mechanical vein manipulation to affect closure. The unique properties of its microfoam (1% polidocanol) make it highly visible on Duplex Ultrasound and allow the foam to be massaged into the tortuous tributary of the diseased Varicose Vein branches. The patented microfoam agent has been demonstrated by the FDA to be highly effective and greatly minimize risk for distant foam embolization and deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT).

Phlebectomy
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Phlebectomy

Phlebectomy (also known as microphlebectomy, ambulatory phlebectomy, or stab avulsion) is a technique to remove varicose veins. In this procedure, several tiny cuts (incisions) are made in the skin through which the varicosed vein is removed.

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Dr. Moinakhtar Lala and Dr. Mehran J. Khorsandi of CACVI

Dr. Moinakhtar Lala and Dr. Mehran J. Khorsandi

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The Center for Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Interventions (CACVI) is led by Dr. Khorsandi and Dr. Lala, who have over thirty years of practice with over 15,000 successful vascular and cardiac procedures performed. Our physicians are determined to provide each patient with unparalleled expertise and compassionate care as they work diligently to improve your health.
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