At the Carle Vein Center, our fellowship trained interventional radiologists perform minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to treat conditions such as peripheral artery disease, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. These minimally invasive procedures result in a shorter hospital stay, compared to open surgery.
Patients benefit from a comprehensive evaluation by fellowship trained specialists for conditions such as varicose veins, spider veins and venous ulcers.
Which treatment is right for me?
Varicose vein treatment options depend on the type and size of the vein. You'll first consult with a physician to determine which is right for you. You may also undergo a venous ultrasound, an imaging exam to evaluate and map out surface and underlying veins.
Treatment options may include:
Large bulging veins
Large veins result from a broken valve that reverses flow of the blood, which increases pressure and causes expansion, much like blowing up a balloon. Endovascular laser therapy corrects the reversal of the blood flow and normalizes pressure in the veins. This procedure is performed in our office.
Phlebectomy uses small, needle-like punctures to remove veins from your leg. This procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia.
Foam ablation is the injection of small amounts of medicine into medium sized veins, causing them to collapse, this is performed in the office and requires no anesthesia.
Small spider veins
Sclerotherapy is the process of injecting small amounts of a medicine in the veins to cause them to collapse. This is performed in our office and requires no anesthesia. Typically, multiple treatments are required. Please note: Insurance may require up to six months of conservative treatment prior to a procedure to document medical necessity. Conservative treatment includes: wearing of therapeutic compression stocking, leg elevation and weight loss.