Minimally Invasive Vein Treatment Using Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
Preventing Varicose Vein Recurrence
Varicose veins frequently have problematic tributary veins that can cause symptoms and lead to a recurrence of varicose veins. Although the vein specialist at Southern Illinois Vein Center treats the actual varicose vein using the laser treatment option of endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA), these tributary veins cannot be treated the same way due to their smaller size and winding nature.
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
Instead tributary veins are treated using foam sclerotherapy while the vascular doctor uses ultrasound technology to guide the treatment process. The ultrasound guidance allows Doctor Robelen maximum precision in the vein treatment process.
Vein Treatment Option Foam Sclerotherapy Explained
The treatment procedure involves injecting a foam sclerosing agent into the vein, which harms the vein wall and causes the vein to shut down. The sclerosing agent is foamed up with air which allows for greater visibility with the ultrasound technology and greater accuracy. The foaming action also allows the sclerosing agent to make greater contact with the vein wall maximizing the effectiveness of the injection.
Vein Treatment Option Foam Sclerotherapy Facts
The vein treatment foam sclerotherapy procedure is performed during follow-up visits after the initial RFA varicose vein procedure. Each session usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. While Doctor Robelen makes every attempt to treat all relevant tributary veins in each treatment session, there is a limit to how much sclerosing agent can be introduced into the body in one session. After the treatment procedure, there are no restrictions on activity other than being required to wear compression hose for about one week.
Experienced Vascular Doctor
A highly credentialed, highly experienced vein specialist with thousands of vascular procedures to his credit, Doctor Robelen combines proven skill with longstanding commitment to excellence. He uses ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy to maximize the precision and effectiveness of your treatment and help you have happy, confident, comfortable legs!
Schedule an Appointment Today
Call our friendly staff at 618-998-8346 to schedule an appointment or submit your request online. Questions? Fill out a contact form and let us know how we can help you. Three locations: Mt Vernon, IL, Marion, IL, and Paducah, KY.