Vein Disease Treatment
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a safe and highly effective procedure that eliminates diseased veins that have traditionally required surgical removal.
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is useful for treating deeper veins that are not outwardly visible and for larger superficial veins that will not respond to other measures. With the help of imaging from an ultrasound, a chemical solution is injected into the affected veins. The solution agitates the veins and causes the walls of the vein to cave in.
After the treatment, the patient must wear compression stockings for a few days to be certain that the vein walls remain closed off and to reduce any bleeding. This procedure requires expert-level knowledge and skill above and beyond that needed to perform traditional sclerotherapy. This treatment has the added benefits of no scarring and the residual disappearance of smaller veins after the procedure.
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy improves the safety, accuracy and efficacy when injecting large varicose veins. The ultrasound accurately maps the veins to be injected and helps guide the needle tip to the targeted vein. The sclerosing agent is then injected into the vein by continuous monitoring and also helps the phlebologist control the direction of the injection. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy should only be performed by a phlebologist who has undergone specialized training, and is experienced in the procedure. We use micro foamed detergent type sclerosants for the procedure, such as polidocanol. UGS makes it possible to easily treat the large trunk veins that are left after an endovenous laser ablation. It is also very useful to treat the large complex varices that can develop after vein stripping. Varicose vein disease is ongoing and even after an endovenous ablation procedure, patients sooner or later will probably develop collateral veins UGS makes it possible to easily treat these reoccurrences, before they become more of a problem, like phlebitis, ulcers, or dermatitis. We like to see all of our patients yearly after they have been treated for chronic venous insufficiency. UGS makes it easy to treat a small varicose vein if any have developed.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a safe and highly effective procedure that eliminates diseased veins that have traditionally required surgical removal. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is performed right in our clinic by one of our experienced doctors. The solution used at Premier Vein Clinic does not contain saline to keep patient discomfort to a minimum. No local anesthetic is necessary. The doctor uses the ultrasound to guide the tiny needle directly to the vein in question. Once the needle hits the right location, the solution is gently pumped into the vein. The entire procedure may take just a few minutes to complete, depending on the number of veins to be treated at one time.
Normal activities can be resumed the same day, although patients should not engage in any aerobic activities for a few days after treatment. Discomfort is minimal after the procedure, due to the non-invasive nature of the treatment and the compression stockings that are typically worn directly after the procedure and for a few days afterward.