In fact, before we can properly treat many vein issues, we must first have an accurate diagnosis. We may use diagnostic tools – including Doppler Duplex Ultrasound imaging – so we can determine the extent of your vein problems. Doppler Duplex Ultrasound imaging allows us to obtain pictures of deep and superficial veins. Once we have evaluated your individual needs, we can determine the best option for you.
For varicose veins, we offer:
- Radiofrequency Ablation with VNUS Closure®, also called venous closure –This minimally invasive, in-office procedure takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on extent of the problem. Compared to vein stripping, radiofrequency ablations require only local anesthesia, and patients have a minimal recovery time following the procedure. The risk of complications is minimal.
- Sclerotherapy (vein injections) – This in-office procedure doesn’t require anesthesia and generally takes less than an hour. Schlerotherapy involves injecting a chemical solution into problem veins. The chemical causes the veins to scar and collapse so blood no longer fills them. Typically, a body will absorb the diseased vein and blood is rerouted to healthy veins within a few weeks.
- Microphlebectomy (removing varicose veins through tiny incisions under local anesthesia) — When varicose veins are too large to treat with sclerotherapy, we may recommend microphlebectomy. This minimally invasive, in-office procedure takes about an hour and requires little or no down time. A microphlebectomy leaves virtually no scars.
- Compression therapy – Wearing compression stockings is a conservative treatment strategy for people who suffer from varicose vein swelling and pain but who are too weak or sick to undergo other treatments. This therapy may also be the first approach for patients whose insurance companies require it prior to authorizing other, more permanent treatments. Using supportive stockings are intended to control symptoms, rather than cure the disease. Compression stockings can help to alleviate swelling and pain caused by varicose veins.
What Our Patients Say:
“I have been most pleased with the medical expertise in the procedures. Your doctors brought additional support to each visit because of their sincere concern for my well being overall, sensitive to my discomfort tolerance. I needn’t have been apprehensive because any discomfort was minimal. I knew I was in good hands and trusted your staff, so I was relaxed. I’ll be 80 years old with the nicest legs on the beach this summer. PS: Almost forgot! The staff is exceptional, compliant, caring and charming! – J. P.
To determine if you have varicose veins or venous reflux, contact Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center in Mechanicsburg, PA today at 717.791.2800.