Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible through the skin and may appear as blue or purple twisted, knot-like cords. Varicose veins can occur anywhere in the body, but are more commonly found on the legs where they often cause a feeling of heaviness, burning or pain.
At Evansville Surgical Associates, our Board Certified Vascular Surgeons offer a full range of varicose vein treatments, including sclerotherapy, stripping and micorphlebectomies, as well as a minimally-invasive, clinically proven alternative to surgical vein stripping that safely and effectively treats varicose veins using a laser.
Types of Treatment available in our Vein Clinic:
- Endovenous laser treatment or EVLT – Under ultrasound guidance, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the vein. A concentrated beam of laser energy is then used to close off the abnormal vein, preventing blood from flowing backwards and pooling in the legs. This procedure is done in our office and DOES NOT require the use of general anesthesia. Our patients are able to walk out of our office, and resume normal activities within a few days.
- Sclerotherapy or vein injections – a concentrated solution is injected into the abnormal varicose or spider vein to close it and eliminate discomfort.
- Open venous procedures – these procedures include stripping and microphlebectomies, or the surgical removal of varicose veins.