Treatment for Varicose Veins
Missoula Surgical Associates offers a wide range of varicose vein treatments that allow us to customize your procedure to your specific needs. All of our treatments are performed right in our office and patients are often able to return to their daily schedules as soon as the procedure is over or the next day.
Options in vein treatment at Missoula Surgical Associates include:
This non-surgical laser procedure eliminates varicose veins without anesthesia or downtime. Treatment involves the insertion of a thin fiber directy into the diseased vein, which delivers laser energy to close the vessel and seal it shut. Treated veins are typically superficial vessels that handle less than five percent of the blood flow in the area, so blood can easily be rerouted to healthy veins nearby.
VenaCure EVLT is a 45-minute office procedure that involves little or no discomfort or post-procedural scarring. Most patients who undergo this treatment return to work and other activities the same day. Insurance will often cover VenaCure EVLT for patients who have physical symptoms or other complications associated with their varicose veins.
Venefit Closure uses radiofrequency ablation to treat varicose veins. Ultrasound imaging is used to guide a very narrow tube called a catheter inside the diseased vessel. The catheter delivers radiofrequency heat to the vein wall, which shrinks the wall and closes the vessel. Once the vein is closed, blood can be rerouted to healthy veins nearby.
Similar to VenaCure EVLT, Venefit Closure is a 45-minute office procedure that does not involve any downtime afterward. Patients experience little or no discomfort or scarring after the procedure. Venefit may also be covered by Medicare and many other insurance providers, if the patient has symptoms associated with the varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is considered the “gold standard” in spider vein treatment. Spider veins occur when small vessels near the surface of the skin become enlarged, resulting in a visible network of red or blue lines. Spider veins get their name because the networks often resemble a spider’s web or a starburst pattern. While spider veins are rarely more than a cosmetic concern, their unsightly appearance often leads patients in search of treatment.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a sterile sclerosing agent directly into the spider vein, which causes the vessel to close and disappear. The treatment involves little discomfort and can be completed in our office in less than 30 minutes. Patients are able to return to activities as soon as the procedure is over. Sclerotherapy can greatly improve the appearance of the legs, giving patients renewed self confidence to show off their legs during the warmer months of spring and summer.
Missoula Surgical Associates is the first office in the Missoula area to offer the revolutionary Venaseal Closure System to our varicose vein patients. This procedure is a non-tumescent, non-thermal procedure designed to treat both venous insufficiency and varicose veins. The system delivers a small amount of medical grade adhesive into the vessel through a narrow catheter, sealing the vein closed so that blood can be rerouted into healthy vessels nearby.
Venaseal requires no compression stockings before or after the procedure and patients are able to return to their daily schedules immediately following treatment. Treated veins close immediately and remain closed, so patients enjoy results right away, and also benefit from the same long term results.
Varicose veins are an unsightly, often painful condition that affects adult men and women in the Missoula area. At Missoula Surgical Associates, we offer state of the art vein treatments to eliminate your veins and their painful symptoms. To find out which vein treatment is the right one for you, contact our office today at 406.542.7525.