Our vascular specialists are experts in evaluating and treating varicose veins, from spider veins using new, gentle and highly effective treatments to the relief of more serious varicose veins.
Endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) is an alternative to surgically removing varicose veins. We use ultrasound to guide a small catheter or laser fiber that is inserted into the vein. The catheter delivers just enough laser or radio wave heat to cause the vein to close, collapse and seal shut, without affecting nearby tissue. The treated vein is absorbed by the body and disappears within a few months. EVTA not only treats your large varicose veins, but also eliminates many smaller ones.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is minimally invasive surgery to remove smaller varicose veins just under the skin through tiny incisions. Often, the incisions in the skin are so small that after a few months, they completely disappear. The procedure is done under conscious sedation and patient recovery is quick.
Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy treats large networks of veins just below the surface of the skin and is a gentle and highly effective treatment for spider veins. Using ultrasound, a small needle is guided into the vein and fluid is injected that scars and closes the vein. The treated varicose veins fade away improving the appearance of legs.
Specialized Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Therapy
Vascular Interventional Procedures at VCU Health's Baird Vascular Institute
Vascular interventional radiologists perform many specialized procedures, including varicose veins and spider veins therapy, at VCU Health's Baird Vascular Institute.Learn More About Baird Vascular Institute