5333 McAULEY DRIVE, SUITE 4016 | P.O. BOX 992 | ANN ARBOR, MI 48106 | phone: 734.712.4310

Treatment Options Available for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins

Visit our Ann Arbor or Brighton, MI offices for vein treatment solutions. We serve people from the surrounding area as well, including Manchester, Milford and Plymouth and provide a one-stop resource for vein care.

The majority of our patients are treated with today's minimally invasive methods which include catheter ablation (or endovenous ablation). Restoration Vein Care's Interventional Radiologists use either radio frequency or laser energy to collapse or close off the diseased vein.

Another minimally invasive technique used to treat spider and small varicose veins is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is the injection of a chemical into a diseased vein, which causes the vein to seal off.

Many vein care centers only provide the sclerotherapy and catheter ablation vein treatments but there are times when surgical or a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments are necessary. As a full service vein care center Restoration Vein Care provides all types of vein care treatment. Restoration Vein Care's experienced Vascular Surgeons use the latest surgical techniques to safely and effectively restore your legs back to health.

For details on a specific treatment, including pre and post procedure information, click on the links within the chart.

Please don't hesitate to call us (734) 712-4310 if you have any questions.

 

PROCEDURE DESCRIPTION VEIN
SIZE
SETTING ANESTHESIA ADVANTAGES
Catheter Ablation Catheter inserted into the vein. Laser or radio-frequency energy delivered to vein wall to collapse the vein. Primary treatment used today. Large Medical Imaging Center or Office Local/ Conscious Sedation Short recovery/
Outpatient
Minimally Invasive Stripping Long vein tied off and pulled through small incisions. This method is used infrequently. Large Outpatient Surgery Facility General Traditional Method
Phlebectomy Visible varicose veins removed with hook through a series of tiny skin punctures. 1.0-3.0 mm Outpatient Surgery Facility Local/General Immediate removal of varicosities
Sclerotherapy Veins injected with solution that scars the affected area closed. This method is often used for spider veins. 0.1-2.0 mm Office None Less expensive
Non-Surgical
Stockings Patient wears elastic stockings that squeeze your veins to stop blood from flowing backwards. All Fitted in the office None Less expensive
Non-Surgical