Innovations in Varicose Vein Treatment

If you have ever considered seeking treatment for varicose veins, it’s vital to know that there are many treatment options available from many different sources. Researching doctors, clinics and procedures are some of the steps you can take towards making an informed decision and obtaining the best care available.


Find An Experienced Specialist Like Dr. Rimas Gilvydis

The first step in the right direction is to seek out an experienced specialist in this field of medicine. See a vein specialist with a good reputation when it comes to varicose vein treatment such as Dr. Rimas Gilvydis, one of the Midwest’s most experienced vein specialists. It is also important that the medical facility you select is set up with the most up-to-date equipment and procedures available.

Before exploring the treatment options you should do the most important thing; obtain an accurate diagnosis for your particular symptoms. This is often done by ultrasound, which is totally painless and a great way to see exactly what is going on with your veins beneath your skin. This involves what is referred to as vein mapping. The ultrasound vein mapping needs to be skillfully performed and interpreted in order to determine the best varicose vein treatment for you.

What is the Best Treatment for Varicose Veins?

The best treatment for you depends on your particular situation and diagnosis. Your treatment plan can involve either a specific procedure or a combination of treatments for the best outcome. The good news is that today’s varicose vein treatment options are highly innovative and minimally invasive.

  • One of the most commonly used and highly successful procedures is endovenous laser ablation, also known as EVLA. This quick, in-office procedure closes down problem veins so that blood flows through healthier veins instead. Sometimes EVLA is accompanied by or followed up with other treatments such as sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy.
  • Sclerotherapy also closes down the vein, but it does so by the injection of a liquid or foam agent into the vein, as opposed to laser.
  • Microphlebectomy is a form of microsurgery for veins that are close to the surface and are not the right size for either EVLA or sclerotherapy. This procedure is also performedin-office and only requires the local area to be numb during the treatment.

To get the most advanced diagnosis possible, along with a comprehensive evaluation of which varicose vein treatment in Northern Illinois, Northern Illinois Vein Clinic is happy to help you. Contact us with any questions you have or to set up an appointment.

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