Varicose Vein Treatment
Our Boca Raton office offers clinically proven treatments for varicose veins
The medical staff at The Kimmel Institute uses a color Doppler Vascular Ultrasound to fully evaluate and examine the veins in patients. Their experienced ultrasound technologists perform gentle and professional studies to help guide treatment decisions. Treatment Options include:
This procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia. When a patient has large visible veins that need to be removed, the microphlebectomy procedure is done to achieve both excellent cosmetic results as well as improvement in patients’ symptoms. Multiple tiny (1-2mm) cuts are made over the course of the veins, which are then teased out with surgical hooks. There is minimal pain with this procedure and virtually no ‘down time’.
Ultrasound Guided Chemical Ablation
This is often used for deeper veins that cannot be treated with the laser due to their location or morphology. A concentrated (FDA approved) chemical is injected into the vein with ultrasound guidance and then a pressure bandage is applied to help seal the vein shut. The chemical causes the vein walls to stick to themselves to keep the vein closed, diverting the blood to the normal vein channels.
Under local anesthesia and after identifying the abnormal vein with ultrasound, a tiny laser fiber is inserted with ultrasound guidance into the vein. The laser is activated and the fiber is slowly withdrawn, closing the incompetent vein as the laser fiber is pulled out. The entire non-surgical varicose vein procedure takes less than an hour, and patients return home afterwards virtually pain free.
This is the most common treatment for both spider veins and varicose veins. A solution is injected into the vein that causes the vein walls to swell, stick together, and seal shut. This stops the flow of blood and the vein turns into scar tissue. In a few weeks, the vein should fade. The same vein may need to be treated more than once.
Insurance Options for Vein Treatment
Many of the vein treatments offered at The Kimmel Institute are covered by Medicare, managed care and private insurance plans. We will work with your insurance company whenever possible to limit your out-of-pocket expenses.