Do You Need Surgery For Your Varicose Veins?

There was a time when the answer to this question was likely to be “yes”. There used to be far fewer options when it came to treating varicose veins. Unfortunately the idea of surgery such as vein stripping using general anesthesiawas a common deterrent for many people who suffered with varicose veins. Fewer options meant more people avoided seeing a vein specialist to get the proper care that they needed.

Over the years, there has been remarkable progress with the techniques used to treat venous disease. Minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures are now at the forefront of successful varicose vein treatment. Technology has contributed greatly to increasing the variety of treatment options that deliver quick, affordable, safe, and easy results. The progressive use of ultrasound has been the key in developing non-invasive techniques for evaluating, diagnosing and treating vein problems.

The benefits of minimally invasive treatments include:

  • Conveniently performed in the doctor’s office, not a hospital operating room
  • Much safer without surgical risks
  • Done quickly and easily
  • Very little to no pain or discomfort
  • No down time, no long recovery time needed
  • No general anesthesia needed
  • No scarring


Some of the minimally invasive treatments available now include:

  • Ultrasound vein mapping
  • Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)
  • Sclerotherapy
  • BroadBand Light™ (BBL™) therapy


Microphlebectomy is a microsurgical procedure. This microsurgery is a form of varicose vein surgery but done on a much smaller scale with extreme precision. This technique does involve microscopic incisions, yet it has most of the same benefits as all of the other minimally invasive procedures.

Sometimes traditional varicose vein surgery is the best option. Only a highly qualified and experienced vein specialist like Dr. Rimas Gilvydis can help you determine what course of action is best for you and your unique situation. Unresolved vein issues can actually be quite detrimental to one’s overall health, so don’t put off seeing a medical professional. These treatments will help you not only improve your appearance, but also give you relief from any pain or discomfort. Most importantly they will improve your current and long-term health.

If you are in the Rockford, Illinois area, Northern Illinois Vein Clinic is here to help you resolve any vein issues you may have. You can call us at (815) 315-1894 with any questions you have or you can conveniently request an appointment online.

About once a month we host free vein screening events which are a great opportunity to get screened for any type of possible vein problems you think you may have.