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Vein Solutions

Help for Varicose Veins and More

If you’re suffering from a vein problem such as varicose veins or spider veins, the board-certified vascular specialists at Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute can help. In some cases, varicose or spider veins are a cosmetic condition. In other cases, treatment is medically necessary. With extensive vascular training and certification by the American Board of Surgery, our doctors are dedicated to long-term vein treatment solutions.

Explore our Vein Services

We offer a variety of services to treat the spectrum of vein conditions. Some of these treatments include:

  • Radiofrequency ablation (Venefit): This minimally invasive treatment is an alternative for those with a condition known as superficial venous reflux, which causes varicose veins and other painful symptoms. With a small catheter, radiofrequency energy is delivered into the vein, causing the vein to heat, collapse and seal shut. Once the vein is sealed shut and blood can no longer feed the vein, the vein collapses and is reabsorbed into your system. Venefit is safe, effective and long lasting.
  • Laser/light therapy: Without needles or incisions, laser/light therapy treats spider veins, such as port wine stains. Laser/light therapy can also eliminate vascular lesions without damaging the surrounding skin.
  • Sclerotherapy: This procedure is an injection treatment that eliminates spider veins and reticular veins. Several treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. All of the sclerotherapy procedures at Vein Solutions are FDA approved, safe and effective.
  • Venous duplex imaging: This ultrasound technology allows specialists to look inside a vein to determine the exact anatomy and direction of blood flow. It’s especially useful for assessing abnormal valves. Our ultrasound labs are approved by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories.

Are You at Risk for Spider or Varicose Veins?

Risk factors for spider veins include:

  • Increased pressure on the leg veins
  • Added pressure on the legs due to weight gain
  • Increases in the amount of blood in the body
  • Various hormonal changes

Risk factors for varicose veins include:

  • Family history
  • Pregnancy
  • Occupation
  • Obesity
  • Age
  • Past trauma

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